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Myolan, Henry Pahlon, Richard Robinson, William Perkins, Richard C. Busey, John Somer and Frederick Klenica. In all twenty-seven persons.

A. A. SEMMES,

Lieutenant and Executive Officer, U. S. S. Rhode Island.

[Indorsement.]

The privateer Beauregard was cruising when captured under a letter of marque signed by Jefferson Davis, President of the so-called Confederate States of America.

J. C. CLAPP,

U. S. Marshal.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 12, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, U. S. Army,

Commanding, &c., Fort Hamilton, N. Y.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs that the surgeon in charge in Brigadier-General Stone at Fort Lafayette report without delay in relation to the necessity of a change in the limits or place of General Stone's confinement in respect to his health.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 12, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

SIR: Herewith you will receive copies of two letters from Major-General Huger. They explain themselves. Nothing of importance has occurred since the 9th instant. It is the almost universal opinion that the Merrimac will be out again in a very few days.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, Va., March 12, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL,

Commanding Department of Virginia.

SIR: I received yestereday your letter of the 11th, covering your letter of the 5th instant to Brigadier General Howell Cobb which has been forwarded to him, and yours of the 5th* to me asking why prisoners that General Winder was to forward were not sent. As I am unable to answer I will forward were not sent. As I am unable to answer I will forward your letter to General Winder for his reply. I will inquire why your flag was not received on the 5th instant. The fact was not reported to me. My instructions are always to receive a flag with every courtesy.

I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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