March 2d 1863.
ADMIRAL D. D. PORTER
COMD. G MISS. SQUADRON.
I send you my reply 1 to the letter brought by "Flag of Truce" yesterday from which you will see that I have left the queries to be answered by you.
I would like to send my letter this afternoon the day being a very clear one to observe all that can be seen. Will you be kind enough to let me have a tug for the purpose at any hour you may designate.
U. S. GRANT