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Colonel Dimick and Lieutenant-Colonel Burke are instructed to send the privateersmen now confined at Forts Warren and Lafayette to Fort Monroe for exchange. Among those from the former post are several who aver they were impressed in the service and desire to take the oath of allegiance. They have been ordered to Fort Monroe notwithstanding, and can make their statements before the commissioner. There are also with that detachment six men taken in merchant vessels while trying to run the blockade. They have been ordered to be released and will be forwarded through our lines.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Brigadier General H. BROWN, U. S. Army, Fort Hamilton, N. Y.:

It is necessary the privateer prisoners from Fort Lafayette should go to Fort Monroe immediately. An escort must be provided. Perhaps a company of one of the volunteer regiments coming South may be taken, as its destination will be Yorktown and it can join its regiment there. Answer by telegraph.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Colonel J. DIMICK, U. S. Army, Fort Warren, Boston:

Send all the privateersmen to Fort Monroe. At that place those who claim to have been impressed can make their statements in presence of the commissioner.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Colonel M. BURKE, Fort Hamilton:

Send the privateersmen immediately to Fort Monroe. Report the day and hour when they will sail.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

New Berne, May 28, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington.

SIR: I have the honor to report that Governor Stanly arrived at this port night before last and is fast making his arrangements to assume the duties assigned to him. * * * The prisoners brought by him from Washington City have been sent to their homes under a flag of truce. We are now reciving our prisoners from Salisbury, N. C., at