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if he returns he be arrested and put in close custody during the war. The President also directs that when C. L. Vallandigham reaches your headquarters you keep him in close custody and send him beyond our military lines and that if the returns within your command you arrest and keep him in close custody during the war or until further orders.

By order of the President:

E. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

10 P. M.

Acknowledge receipt of this and report time when received is request of General Canby.

MURFREESBOROUGH, May 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General CANBY:

Your telegram respecting C. L. Vallandigham received. The President's orders will be obeyed. Burnside must send with secrecy or he will be shot by some lawless person.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, May 19, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The President orders me to receive C. L. Vallandigham from you at my headquarters and put him through our lines. Send him with great secrecy and caution or he will run the risk of a stray shot from some lawless person.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Washington, May 19, 1863.

Colonel HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

COLONEL: You will carry out the suggestions of Colonel Ludlow in the inclosed telegram to the Secretary of War.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., May 19, 1863.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

Will you please direct that all prisoners be paroled before leaving their places of detention and especially before embarking on any transport. Unless done in this latter case there is great danger that they may overpower the guard and run away with the vessel. I have had intimations of such intentions. Two transports left last night to bring away prisoners from Fort Delaware.

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

[Indorsement.]

Referred to the General-in-Chief to issue the necessary orders.

EDWIN M. STANTON.