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It seems that General Halleck has consented to the arrangement. Since sending that dispatch, however, I have changed my views in consequence of the reported conduct of the captured officers. You will see by an order sent before this that I have directed that all the prisoners be sent to Saint Louis for disposal. I will write to General Halleck explaining my reasons.

U. S. GRANT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAMP GRIFFIN, February 10, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel HARDIE:

What truth is there is the article in this morning'sRepublican in regard to the arrest of General Stone?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

It is unhappily the truth that Stone has been arrested.

JAS. A. HARDIE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Washington, February 10, 1862.

Brigadier-General GORMAN, Poolesville:

General Stone has been arrested and was sent to Fort Lafayette yesterday. Will inform you more fully by mail.

C. H. TOMPKINS,

Colonel, Rhode Island Artillery.

POOLESVILLE, February 10, 1862.

General WILLIAMS:

I have received this moment a dispatch from Colonel Tompkins, chiefof artillery in this division who is now in Washington, that General Stone has been arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette. Is this true? Please reply.

W. A. GORMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Answer.

It is true that General Stone has been arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, February 11, 1862.

Honorable HAMILTON FISH and Right Rev. EDWARD R. AMES.

GENTLEMEN: Your communication of the 9th instant has been received.

Leave to pass through the opposing lines having been denied to you you will consider your mission terminated and you will return at your convenience to this city.

I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.