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be reconsidered by the Secretary. "Lieutenant-General Scott will further ask the attention of the Secretary to Forts Jefferson and Taylor, which are wholly national — being of far greater value even to the more distant points of the Atlantic che State of Florida. There is only a feeble company at Key West for the defence of Fort Taylor, and not a soldier in Fort Jefferson to resist a handful of filibusters or a row-boat of pirates; and the Gulf, soon after the beginning of secession or ro the feeble garrison of Fort Taylor, Key West, and at the same time a company--Major Arnold's, from Boston"to occupy Fort Jefferson, Tortugas Island. If this company had been three days later the fort would have been pre-occupied by Floridians. Itforts, which govern the commerce of the Mexican Gulf, as Gibraltar and Malta govern that of the Mediterranean. With Forts Jefferson and Taylor, the rebels might have purchased an early recognition from Europe. It was known at the Navy Departme