16, 1862. Sir:
By the direction of General Simon Cameron, I send you a summon issued out of the Supreme Court of this State, at the suit of Pierce Butler va. Simon Cameron, July 1, 1862, No. 17.
The writ is returnable the final Monday in May, and latter trespass vict armie assault and battery and false imprisonment.--The cause of the action is, no doubt, founded upon the supposed mirconduct of General Cameron in causting the arrest of the plain Mr. Pierce Baltimore placing him in Euro Warren me other public fortification.
without authority of law, while he (General Cameron) was Secretary of War.
As I am instructed, the act was not the act of General Cameron, and was done by these who commanded it to be done for just reasons, and for the public good.
You will please communicate the fact of this suit to the President and such other official persons as should properly be advised of it, and have such action taken as shall relieve the defendant Simon Cameron from the buri