WAR DEPARTMENT, PROVOST-MARSHAL
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 15,
9.40 A. M.
It is believed that the
assassins of the President and Secretary Seward are
attempting to escape to Canada. You will make a careful and thorough
examination of all persons attempting to cross from the United States
into Canada, and will arrest suspicious persons. The most vigilant scrutiny
on your part and the force at your disposal is demanded. A
description of the parties supposed to be implicated in the murder
will be telegraphed you
to-day; but in the mean time be active in preventing the crossing
of any suspicious persons.
By order of the
||SECRETARY OF WAR.
N. L. JEFFERS, Brevet Brigadier-General, Acting