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directs that they will be placed on a boat and anchored in the stream where no communication can be had with them until further orders.

Very repectfully, your obedient servant,

N. H. MCLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHICAGO, February 20, 1862.

Quartermaster-General MEIGS:

Thirteen hundred prisoners to arrive to-night. Want mess furniture. Upon whose requisition? What can I furnish to them?

J. A. POTTER,

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster.

FORT HAMILTON, February 20, 1862.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY.

SIR: If the paroled troops of the U. S. Army are exchanged I have to request that I may be included in the exchange to enable me to use my personal efforts for the Government, if circumstances should render it practicable to do so, and that I may be informed if such exchange is made. Any communicationsto me addressed to the care o Asst. Surg. R. D. Lynde, U. S. Army, will reach me.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

I. LYNDE.

OFFICE CHIEF COMMISSARY OF SUBSISTENCE,

Saint Louis, February 20, 1862.

Captain JOHN KING,

Commissary of Subsistence, Saint Louis, Mo.

CAPTAIN: You will without delay visit the boats now at Saint Loui with prisoners of war and make arrangements for supplying them amply with cooked rations. They re reported as suffering much fromw ant of these, and the general commanding directs that they be at once supplied. Call upon Captain Parsons to facilitate you in your efforts.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. J. HAINES,

Captain and Chief Commissary.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 20, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Alton, Ill.

SIR: Special order of yesterday intends that Provost-Marshal Fletcher will on examination release prisoners of war.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. H. MCLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, February 20, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, &c.

SIR: I avail myself of your permission to lay before you more formally than I have done some remarks on General C. P. Stone's case,