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eight and his command, and then in a letter of September says that their close confinement was "unauthorized by the United States authorities." He says nothing, however, of any intention to release them from that confinement. A letter from Lieut. Col. Alston, Morgan's Adjutant-General to the C. S. Secretary of War, is published with this correspondence. This is a statement of the fact that Lieut.-Col. Hanson, of the 20th Kentucky, (Federal,) was captured at Lebanon, Ky., and was paroled with he conveyed from Johnson's Island to the penitentiary and subjected to the same indignities. I have seen Colonel D. Harrard Smith, one of the officers who was conveyed there among the second lot, and he told me that Mr. Merrion, the warden, apologized for such treatment; but he had distinctly informed General Burnside that he would receive them on no other terms, and he had sent them. Very respectfully submitted byYour obedient servant, [Signed,] R. Alston, Lieutenant Colonel P. A. C. S.