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Very respectfully, your ob't serv't, [Signed] Geo. W. Randolph, Secretary of War. Headq'rs Department of Norfolk, May 3d, 1862. Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding, &c.:General. --The Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy reached here yesterday, and have communicated to me the views of the Government as regards this place. I also received yesterday General Johnston's letter of May the 1st, the substance of which you telegraphed to the Secretary of War last evening. My idea is, that abandoning this place is abandoning Virginia, and it would be better to sacrifice every man of us in its defence than to give it up. I shall carry out the orders as promptly and regularly as I can, but I must keep troops enough to preserve order and stop communication with the enemy, or all the black and part of the white population will be visiting. Old Point and Washington and applying for office. Very respectfully, your ob't servant, [Signed,] Benjamin Huger, Major-General.