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DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, May 30, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

SIR: Henry Myers, the officer of the insurgent vessel Sumter who was arrested at Tangier, Africa, by order of the U. S. consul there, sent to Boston and committed to Fort Warren, has addressed a letter to this Department representing that he had been informed by Colonel Dimick that he was to be transferred to Fort Lafayette as a prisoner of state. I will than you to acquaint me if any orders to this effect have been issued by the War Department.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

(Same to Honorable Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy.)

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 30, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Fort Monroe, Va.

SIR: Brigadier-General Wadsworth has been directed to send from this city First Lieutenant J. B. Fellers, South Carolina volunteers, and Colonel Dimick has been ordered to send from Fort Warren Lieutenant Colonel James Jackson, Twenty-seventh Alabama Volunteers, to Fort Monroe to report to you to be exchanged for First Lieutenant A. J. Underhill, Eleventh New York Volunteers, and Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Neff, Second Kentucky Volunteers. The Secretary of War directs that on their arrival at Fort Monroe you inform the nearest rebel officer that they are there to be exchanged as above indicated, and that they be released whenever Lieutenant Underhill and Colonel Neff may be given up.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 30, 1862.

Brigadier General WADSWORTH,

Commanding, &c., Military Governor District of Columbia.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs that First Lieutenant J. B. Fellers, South Carolina volunteers, a prisoner taken in arms against the United States, now in the Old Capitol, be transferred to Major-General Wool at Fort Monroe to be exchanged for First Lieutenant A. M. Underhill, Eleventh New York Volunteers, a prisoner of war at Richmond.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 30, 1862.

Colonel J. DIMICK,

Commanding, &c., Fort Warren, Boston, Mass.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs that you transfer to Major-General Wool at Fort Monroe Lieutenant Colonel James Jackson, Alabama volunteers, a prisoner of war at Fort Warren, to be exchanged for Lieutenant Colonel G. W. Neff, Second Kentucky Volunteers.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

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