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. If they have heavy guns, they should be rendered unserviceable, unless they can be removed. Powder should be saved in preference to anything else. Flag Officer Tatnall is desired to cover your movement by preventing the passage of the enemy's vessels up James river. Report your approach to Gen. Lee. Confer, with FlaFlag Officer Tatnall. Most respectfully. Your obedient servant, [Signed] J. E. Johnston, General. Norfolk,may 3, 1862. Hdq'rs Dep't of Norfolk,Norfolk, May 2, 1862. Gen. J. E. Johnston, Commanding, &c., &c.,General --Your messenger delivered to me your letter of the 1st of May, and one for Capt. Lee and Com. TatnalCom. Tatnall, which were delivered. The Secretaries of War and Navy arrived by the cars to-day, and were present when I received your letter, which I submitted to the Secretary of War. He has given me similar notice and instructions, but directed the stores moved first, and not to move the troops in the haste your letter requires.