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Doc. 120.-surrender of Island number10. Commodore Foote's despatches. United States steamer Benton, off Island number10, April 7, 8.25 A. M. To Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Two officers of their navy have this instant boarded us from Island Number10, stating that by order of their commanding officer they were ordered to surrender Island Number10 to the commander of this fleet. As these officers knew nothing of the capture of the batteries on the Tennessee shore, I have sent Capt. Phelps to ascertain something definite on the subject. Gen. Pope is now advancing from New-Madrid, in strong force, to attack the rear. I am, with gunboats and mortars, ready to attack in front, and Buford is ready to cooperate; but it seems as if the place is to be surrendered without further defence.< A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer. Flag-steamer Benton, off Island number10, April 8. To Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: My despatch, three hours since, informs the