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Commander Frailey will receipt to you for them. The admiral will send boats or tugs at the hours mentioned to receive the prisoners.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 21, 1865-10.30 a.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

Fortress Monroe:

The women and children may be sent back in the steamer Clyde. The navy can take charge of the prisoners that were to be taken by the Clyde. Permit no communication by any of the party with persons outside.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

[MAY 21, 1865.-For orders assigning General Nelson A. Miles, U. S. Army, to command of the Military District of Fort Monroe, and designating Colonel Pritchard and his command as prison guards, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, pp. 1191, 1192.]

NASHVILLE, May 21, 1865-9 a.m.

(Received 1.50 a.m. 22nd.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Some of the general officers of the rebel army, whose residence is in Kentucky and elsewhere, make application to take the oath of allegiance and be permitted to go home. Am I authorized to administer the oath to them?

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, May 21, 1865-10 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

By the terms given paroled prisoners are not entitled to their private horses, but I instructed General Schofield to allow them to have them.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Washington, May 21, 1865-10.35 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

No orders have been made taking Wilson from your command. At the time of receiving your dispatch, relative to the disposition you had ordered for Jeff. Davis, I thought he was coming by Savannah and let the matter run until I forgot to answer it.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.