am aware of was with the secession commander opposite Fredericksburg, which my chief of staff Col. Schriever, can produce, if it is wished I have asked an investigation on such points.
During my command of the Department at Northeastern Virginia there will be found some correspondence with the secession commander at Manassas, which was duly forwarded at the time to the headquarters of the army.
I know of no correspondence with any one within the enemy's lines unless it be with Mrs. Robert E Lee and Mrs. who wrote from Ravenswood on some personal matters in June and July, 1861, and whose letters with my replies, were forwarded at the time to the headquarters of the army, and are, I suppose now in the War Department.
Second--An investigation of my conduct and the policy pursued by me toward the inhabitants of the country occupied by our troops, with reference to themselves or their property.
This matter has been severely commented upon throughout the country and in both houses of