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card, and engaged to send whatever reply might be made to their lodgings. Why this was not done it is proper should be here explained. The memorandum is dated March 15, and was not delivered until April 8. Why was it withheld during the intervening twenty-three days? In the postscript to your memorandum you say it was delayed, as was understood, with their (Messrs. Forsyth and Crawford's) consent. This is true; but it is also true that on the 15th of March Messrs. Forsyth and Crawford were assured by a person occupying a high official position in the Government, and who, as they believed, was speaking by authority, that Fort Sumter would be evacuated wrsigned, Commissioners of the Confederate States of America, having thus made answer to all they deem material in the memorandum filed in the Department on the 15th of March last, have the honor to be, John Forsyth, Martin J. Crawford, A. B. Roman. A true copy of the original by one delivered to Mr. F. W. Seward, Assistant Se
ommand. 3. A third department, called the Department of Pennsylvania, will include that State, the State of Delaware, and all of Maryland not embraced in the forgoing departments. Major-General Patterson to command; Headquarters at Philadelphia, or any other point he may temporarily occupy. 4. Brevet-Colonel C. F. Smith having been relieved by Colonel Mansfield, will repair to Fort Columbus, N. Y., and assume the duties of Superintendent of the Recruiting Service, to which he was assigned in Special Orders No. 80, of March 15. Major Heintzelman, on being relieved at Fort Columbus, will repair to this city, and report for duty to the Department Commander. 5. Fort Adams, Rhode Island, is hereby placed temporarily under the control of the Secretary of the Navy, for the purpose of the Naval Academy now at Annapolis, Md. The necessary transfer of property will be made by the departments interested. By order. L. Thomas, Adjutant-General. --National Intelligencer, May 1.
uded to, and which, however unimportant, I desire to correct. Jefferson Davis. Montgomery, Wednesday, May 8, 1861. Following is the correspondence alluded to in the Message:-- Washington city, Saturday, April 13, 1861. Sir:--On the 15th March, ult., I left with Judge Crawford, one of the Commissioners of the Confederate States, a note in writing to the, effect following:-- I feel entire confidence that Fort Sumter will be evacuated in the next ten days. And this measure is feltion that a civil war might be prevented by the success of my mediation. You read a letter of Mr. Weed, to show how irksome and responsible the withdrawal of troops from Fort Sumter was. A portion of my communication to Judge Crawford on the 15th of March, was founded upon these remarks, and the pledge to evacuate Sumter is less forcible than the words you employed. Those words were, Before this letter reaches you, (a proposed letter by me to President Davis), Sumter will have been evacuated.