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Department may assing to transport them to Frot Pulaski. Orders should be sent to General Gillmore for their confinement.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, May 28, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK, Richmond:

Seddon was the person intended by General Grant instead of Stephens. The Secretary of the Navy will transport them on a gunboat of Fort Pulaski, and will give orders this evening for that purpose.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, May 28, 1865.

Major-General DIX, New York:

Mallorry, late rebel Secretary of the Navy, and B. H. Hill, of Georgia have been arrested and are ordered to be forwarded to you, to be held in custody at Fort Lafayette. You will receive hold them there.*

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, May 28, 1865.

Major-General MILES, Commanding, &c., Fort Monroe:

Please report whether irons have or have not been placed on Jefferson Davis. If they have been, when was it done, and for what reason, and remove them.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FORT MONROE, VA., May 28, 1865-2.30 p. m.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

I have the honor to state, in reply to your dispatch, that when Jeff. Davis was first confined in the casemate the inner doors were light wooden ones without locks. I directed anklets to be put upon his ankes, which would not interfere with his walking, but would prevent his running, should he endeavor to escape. In the meanime I have changed the wooden doors for granted ones with locks and the anklets have been removed. Every care is taken to avoid any pretense for complaint, as well as to prevent the possibility of his escape.

I remain, with the highest respect, your obedient servant,

N. A. MILES,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE JAMES,

Richmond, Va., May 28, 1865-9.30 p. m.

Brevet Major-General MILES, Fort Monroe:

Jeff. Davis and C. C. Clay, having been confined in Fort Monroe by order of the Secretary of War, communicated through me, they will

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* For correspondence relating to arrest of B. H. Hill and S. R. Mallory, not published in this series, see Series I, Vol. XLIX, Part II.

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