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a passion with a passport in his hand which I had given, a week before, to Mr. Collier, of Petersburg, on the order of the Assistant Secretary of War-threatening me with vengeance and the terrors of Castle Godwin, his Bastile if I granted any more passports to Petersburg where he was military commander, that city being likewise under martial law. I simply uttered a defiance, and he departed, boiling over with rage.
To-day I received the following note from the Secretary:
July 23D, 1862. J. B. Jones, Esq.
Sir :--You will not issue passports except to persons going to the camps near — Richmond.
Passports elsewhere will be granted by Brig.-Gen. Winder.
Respectfully, Geo. W. Randolph, Secretary of War.
Already the flood-gates of treasonable intelligence flowing North seem to be thrown wide open.
The Baltimore papers contain a vast amount of information concerning our condition, movements in progress, and projected enterprises.
And to crown all,