der at the hands of the Mayor and Common Council. All the troops who had been holding it under Gen. Huger were withdrawn yesterday — the public buildings and public property in the Navy-Yard were all probably, after the evacuation of Yorktown was resolved upon — by the rebel Secretary of War, Gen. Huger, Gen. Longstreet, and some others of the leading military authorities, at which it was determiis staff and Secretary Chase withdrew, and rode back in the carriage used only this morning by Gen. Huger, across the country to Ocean View, the place of debarkation, which they reached at a little af column, bearing a flag of truce, when a halt took place,
The Mayor informed Gen. Wool that Gen. Huger and the rebel troops had evacuated the city and restored the civil authorities; that there wer and Common Council met me and surrendered the city.
The enemy, three thousand strong, with Gen. Huger, had fled but a short time before my arrival.
The intrenchments through which I passed had
ith the enemy about two o'clock P. M., of the second, sending your letter — enclosing a list of the prisoners — to Major-General Huger, to whom I also sent a letter informing him of my presence there with the prisoners, and my readiness to release tctions relating to them as the government imposed.
Accordingly, during the afternoon, Major Ash, aid-de-camp of Major-General Huger, came to receive the prisoners, in case I saw fit to turn them over to him, or to await the reply of the governmenfive o'clock P. M., June fourth, I received a letter stating that there was some misunderstanding as to the extent of General Huger's promise in his letter of May third, which could only be settled by conference, and time must be allowed for that.
th, having, at three o'clock, gone ashore, and left a letter with a 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