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Baltimore, Md., October 18, 1861.
Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State. SIR: I have the honor to inclose a list of prisoners brought to Fort Mdllenry within the last three days. All but Julius, of whom I know nothing, are implicated in the same criminal acts-recruiting and forwarding men to the Confederate Army. Julius is said to have been concerned in facilitating their passage across the Potomac. It is desirable that they should be sent away from Fort McHenry to some place of security more distant from their friends who are constantly seeking access to them.
I am, very respectfully,
Major-General, Commanding.


List of prisoners sent to Fort McHenry, October 16, 1861.

William F. McKewen was clerk to the board of police commissioners. He is an active and dangerous rebel; was the leader and adviser of the old police in their rebellious opposition to the Government; he was detected in enlisting men for the rebel army and was going himself.
Robert Renwick, a cabinetmaker of Scotch birth; very boisterous and obnoxious in his opposition to the Government. He was detected in enlisting men for the rebel army. A. box of minie rifle balls was found on his premises.
H. H. Bigger, a lawyer; believed to have been commissioned by the rebels as a recruiting officer here. He was detected enlisting men for the rebel army in connection with the two first named in this list (McKewen and Renwick).
George Julius was sent here by General Banks. He has been engaged for some time past in conveying recruits across the Potomac at Marsh Run.
Charles D. French, implicated with Bigger in recruiting for the rebel army.
Robert Rae, implicated with Bigger in recruiting for the rebel army.

Source: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2.

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