ed States, acting under the proclamation of the President interdicting commercial intercourse with the seceded States, directed the postal agents of the Government to put an end to transmission of letters to the seceded States, by the arrest of any express agent or other persons who shall hereafter receive letters to be carried to or from those States.--(Doc. 12.)
Captain Foote was ordered to the command of the United States naval forces on the Western waters — namely, the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers.--N. Y. Herald, August 27.
A Naval and military expedition sailed from Fortress Monroe, under the joint command of Commodore Stringham and Major-General Butler.
It consisted of the frigates Minnesota and Wabash, the sloop-of-war Pawnee, gunboats Monticello, Harriet Lane, and Quaker City, with numerous transports.--See Aug. 29.
A camp of instruction at Scarsdale, Westchester County, N. Y., was opened under command of Brigadier-General E. L. Viele.
The camp is abo