Revenue Cutter McClelland
GEN. BUTLER TO GEN. DIX. Gen. BcTLiB has come into possession of tho Identical flag wb4ch,formerIy belonged to the revenue-cutter revenue-cutter revenue-cutter tlcCltllan which called forth Gen. Dix's fa- fa- moos order. He has transmitted it to the laUer with the accompanying note : " . ' , ' HxxnqrjABTXBs Dxr-ABTVEm Dxr-ABTVEm Dxr-ABTVEm or tbs Gclv, f Nsw-Oblbahs, Nsw-Oblbahs, Nsw-Oblbahs, June 3d. 1662. I Mr Dbab Gtaitii j When -1 -1 resd your decisive and patriotic order, as ' Secretary, of Treasury, (to ' shoot on the spot whomsoever should attempt to baul down the American flag," my heart bounded with joy. It was the first bold stroke In favor of tha Union, under the past administration. ; It gives me, therefore, redoubled pleasure roora'di-reelly roora'di-reelly roora'di-reelly to testify my admiration by sending ybu'Ihe identical tag of the revenue-cutter revenue-cutter revenue-cutter McClelland, w hjch was the subject of that order, together with the Con. federate flag which was hoisted by traitor hands lit its place. David Ritcb-tx. Ritcb-tx. Ritcb-tx. a young Scotch sailor oa board that boat, remaining true to his adopted country, when o many of her sens proved recreant, werton board the McClelland, when she was being burned by tbe Confederates, Confederates, and brought off the flags. His affidavit, which accompanies this, will give tha details of the facta. I doubt not the Secretary of the Treasury will permit permit you to- to- retain the flags, which could aot be ia better hands. :t Believe me. General, roost truly yours, BENJ. F. BUTLER. Maj.-Gen. Maj.-Gen. Maj.-Gen. Joan A. Dix.