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n my way to my place of destination, and whatever view may be taken of my own course, they are innocent; in no way responsible legally, or morally, and have committed no offence against the laws of the Confederacy or the State of Tennessee; and I ask that they also be discharged from custody by your Excellency. Very respectfully,Your obedient servant, Thos. A. R. Nelson. To which the following answer was returned: Richmond, Aug. 13th, 1861. Sir: I have received your letter of 12th instant, in which you ask to be discharged from arrest and prosecution, and make promise that you will, "as a citizen of Tennessee, submit to her late action and religiously abstain from any further words, or acts of condemnation whatever or opposition to her Government." The desire of this Government being to maintain the independence it has asserted, by the united feeling and action of all its citizens, it has been its policy not to enter into questions of differences of political opin
th Secession proclivities. It appears that M. De Bebian was contemplating a voyage to Europe, and was suspected of being in the service of the Confederate States. He says that he has been a resident of Wilmington for several years, and being desirous of going to Europe to see his family, he took passage on board a British vessel, called the Adeleso in order to meet one of the Cunard steamers at Halifax. The Adeleso sailed from Wilmington without any obstruction, but during the storm of the 12th inst., she was disabled, and the captain bore for a friendly port, the vessel being in distress. She arrived at Newport safe. On arriving there she was immediately boarded by Lieutenant Bennett, of the Revenue yacht Henrietta. Lieutenant Bennett, ascertaining that the Adeleso had come from Wilmington, North Carolina, (one of the rebel States,) took possession of her and placed a prize crew--one officer and fire men — on board, sealed up the trunks and papers of the master and passengers