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manding. [Col. Magruder to Gen. Butler.] Headquarters, Yorktown, June 12, 1861, Major-General B. F. Butler, Commanding Fort Monroe: Sir: Our people had orders to bring any communications intended for the commander of the forces at County Bridge or Bethel, to this place, and by a particular route — hence the delay. I understand from Capt. Davies, the bearer of the flag, that you had four prisoners, to wit: one trooper and three citizens, Messrs. Cooper, Whiting, Lively and Merriam, the last being a citizen of Virginia, in your possession. And you state that you are desirous to exchange them for a corresponding number of Federal troops, who are prisoners with me. I accept your offer, so far as the trooper (who is a vidette) is in question, and will send tomorrow, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, if it will be convenient, a Federal soldier in exchange for him. With respect to the wounded, my first care to have them attended to. Medical advice and careful nursing ha