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r attention and ask you to take immediate measures to establish a depot at such point as you may deem suitable in your department, and inform me how soon you will be ready to receive prisoners of war, and in what numbers. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Washington, Nov. 16, 1863. to Major-General Butler: Your report in regard to place for confinement of rebel prisoners has been received, and on consultation with the general-in-chief, it is believed to be inexpedient to select either Sewall's Front or Hatteras for the present. Therefore, all action in the matter is suspended. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. [no. 2. see page 586.] headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Fortress Monroe, Nov. 18, 1863. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Sir:--In the limits of a telegram, and for the public eye, it was impossible to explain my full thought on the subject of exchange of prisoners. I believed there was some misunderstanding upon the questions involved