WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 26, 1862.
Colonel M. BURKE, Commanding at Fort Lafayette, N. Y.:
Please release Mr. Cuthbert upon his parole to report himself to General Dix at Baltimore to be passed through the U. S. lines and proceed South and obtain a release of the parole of Henry S. Magraw, esq., within thirty days, and on default thereof return and submit himself a prisoner to your custody.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, May 26, 1862.
Colonel J. DIMICK, Commanding Fort Warren, Boston, Mass.
SIR: The Secretary of War directs that Captains Sheliha and Chipley, prisoners of war at Fort Warren, be transferred to Fort Monroe on their paroles either to effect an exchange for Captains Gibbs and McNally, Third U. S. Cavalry, now on parole, or to return to Fort Warren within twenty days after leaving Fort Monroe to pass through our lines, and that until such exchange they will not directly or indirectly act in a military capacity against the United States. Major-General Wool will be instructed to pass them through our lines by the first convenient opportunity after their arrival at Fort Monroe.
I am, sir, &c.,
WASHINGTON, May 26, 1862.
Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, Fort Hamilton:
Call on Colonel Loomis at Fort Columbus for a guard to the privateersmen. They must go to Fort Monroe as soon as practicable. The order to send thirty-six prisoners from Fort Warren to Fort Lafayette will be countermanded.
BALTIMORE, [May] 26, 1862.
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
I sent Mr. McPail, the deputy marshal of police, to the Eastern Shore of Maryland with most of our small police force on Saturday on a very delicate mission. I expect them this afternoon. If they have in custody a judge of oneof the Maryland courts I wish your authority to send him beyond our lines by way of Norfolk.
JOHN A. DIX,
HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT,
Baltimore, Md., May 26, 1862.
Lieutenant-Colonel WHIPPLE, Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: Major General Dix desires to be informed when the privateersmen are sent to General Wool for exchange. There is an order