picket, to be forwarded to Petersburgh, informing General Huger that, having already waited twenty-four hours for a reply to my communication, I would return to Fortress Monroe, and that any communication on the subject of the exchange would be forwarded by the navy. I then returned to this place, reaching here about eight o'clock A. M., to-day. Owing to the fog the boat could not run last night. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,William D. Whipple, A. A.G.
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