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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, EXECUTIVE DEPT.,

Boston, July 11, 1865.

Major General E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Commissioner of Exchange, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the two colored boys attached to the Forty-second Massachusetts, and sold in Texas, have returned in safety to Massachusetts since my letters to you of the 2nd and 7th of June.

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

H. WARE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General, Private Secretary.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 11, 1865-3.50 p. m.

Mrs. JOHN A. CAMPBELL:

(Care Major-General Terry, Richmond.)

The application for the release of Judge Campbell from inprisonment at Fort Pulaski was considered by the President in Cabinet to-day, and I am directed to inform you that the President does not consider it expedient to grant the request or to make any other for the liberation of Judge Campbell at present.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 11 1865-3.45 p. m.

Judge WILLIAM M. MERRICK, Baltimore:

Mr. Yulee's application for release from Fort Pulaski has been considered by the President, who declines to grant the request, and directs that Mr. Yulee be detained in custody at Fort Pulaski.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, July 11, 1865.

Major-General MILES, Fort Monroe:

The Secretary of War directs me to request that you will inform Mr. Clay, a prisoner in your charge, that his letter addressed to the Secretary was received and submitted to the President in Cabinet; that the President will not at present make any order in regard to Mr. Clay, but directs that he be detained in custody as heretofore, and order former orders allowing him such food and recreation as his health may require, in accordance with the directions heretofore communicated to you by this office.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, July 12, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

Colonel O. E. Babcock, of my staff, has just returned from a tour of inspection to Rock Island, Alton, and Indianapolis. He will make a