Seward, Secretary of State, who retained it, saying he would communicate directly with the Secretary of War. To day Mr. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War, stated it was returned with Mr. Seward's remark "it ought not to be sent ot O'Conor in its present form," and Mr. Dana took it (last Monday, the 12th instant) to Mr. Speed, Attorney-General, who gave ssame decision, and Mr. Dana returned it to General Miless with that decision.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERSS,
Washington, D. C., June 18, 1865.
Colonel T. INGRAHAM,
Pro. March General, Defenses North of the Potomac, Washington, D. C.:
COLONEL: I am directed by the Commissary-General of Prisoners to inform you that the circular order in relation to the relase of citizen prisoners does no tapply to those arrestd by ordder of the Secxretary of War in connection with the assassination of the late President.
I am, colonel, very respssectfully, your obedient servant,
W. T. HARTZ,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington City, June 18, 1865-12.30 p. m.
Major General JOHN A. DIX, Commanding, &c., New York:
On the arrival of the steamer Constitution from New Orleans you will commit G. W. Gayle, who comes in charge of Captain Mehaffey, of General Canby's stsaff, to Fort Lafayette, and send Graves and Cantley to this city with Captain Mahaffey.*
By order of the Secretary of War:
C. A. DANA,
Assistant Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, FOURTH SEPARATE BRIGADE, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,
Jacksonville, Fla., June 18, 1865.
Major W. L. BURGER,
Assistant Addjutant-General, Department of the South:
MAJOR: I have the honor to report, in accordance with instructionss from ddepartment headquarters, that D. L. Yulee and A. K. Allison, of Floridda, have been sent under the charge of Captain Bryant, Thirty-foruth U. S. Colored Troops, to Fort Pulaski, Ga.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.
*For correspondence relationg to G. W. Gayle, not published in this series, see Series I, Vol. XLIX, Part II,