DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, December 19, 1861.
General ANDREW PORTER, Provost-Marshal, Washington.
I will thank you to cause George W. Jones, late U. S. minister to New Granada, who is understood to be now in this city, to be arrested and taken to Fort Lafayette, N. V., in charge of a trustworthy person.
I am, your obedient servant,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.