igh as Vicksburg, in the rear of Jackson, to cut off their supplies from the west.
I trust, therefore, that it will be found by the government that I have carried out my instructions to the letter and to the best of my abilities, so far as this city is concerned, which is respectfully submitted.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Flag-officer, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.
Fleet-Surgeon J. W. Foltz.
Correspondence relating to the surrender of New Orleans.
United States Flag-Ship Hartford. at anchor off New Orleans, April 26, 1862.
Sir: Upon my arrival before your city I had the honor to send to your honor, Captain Bailey, United States navy, second in command of the expedition, to demand of you the surrender of New Orleans to me, as the representative of the government of the United States. Captain Bailey reported to me the result of an interview with y