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I am further instructed to say that if any of the correspondence which you consider important has been omitted by General Meredith, you are authorized to furnish it for transmission to the Senate, as supplementary, with an explanatory note.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[MARCH 31, 1864. -For report of prisoners of war and deserters received and disposed of during March, 1864, in the Department of the Cumberland, see Series I, Vol. XXXII, Part I, p. 17.]

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 31, 1864.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: Please have Major W. Carvel Hall, late of General Trimble's staff, now a prisoner on Johnson's Island, sent tome.

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

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General and Commissioner for Exchange.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE COMMISSIONER FOR EXCHANGE,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 31, 1864.

Honorable ROBERT OULD, Agent for Exchange, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: Will you please inform me as to the fate of the master and crew of the schooner Julia Baker, captured on the 12th instant?

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

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General and Commissioner for Exchange.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE COMMISSIONER FOR EXCHANGE,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 31, 1864.

Honorable ROBERT OULD, Agent for Exchange, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: Will you please inform me as to the whereabouts of the captain and crew of the steam-tug Titan, captured on the 5th instant at Cherrystone Inlet?

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

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General Commanding and Commissioner for Exchange.

Memorandum of points discussed between Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. agent for exchange, and Robert Ould, C. S. agent for exchange, at a conference at Fort Monroe, March 31, 1864.

United States claim that the cartel should be set aside because of the declaration of authorities of Confederate States of December 23,

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