War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 1293 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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Union men in and near Dranesville be each and all of them kept in close confinement until such time as they can be tried by a military commission for the crimes with which they stand charged. * * *

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COMMISSION RELATING TO POLITICAL PRISONERS,

Washington, March 24, 1862.

W. P. WOOD, Esq., Superintendent, &c.

SIR: You will please discharge James W. Farr [and] John B. Farr * * * prisoners confined in the Old Capitol Military Prison, on their taking the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States.

Very respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

EDWARDS PIERREPONT,

Commissioners.

COMMISSION RELATING TO POLITICAL PRISONERS,

Washington, March 24, 1862.

W. P. WOOD, Esq., Superintendent, &c.

SIR: You will please discharge George G. Coleman and Richard Coleman, prisoners confined in the Old Capitol Military Prison, on their giving their paroles of honor that they will render no aid or comfort to the enemies in hostility to the Government of the United States.

Very respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

EDWARDS PIERREPONT,

Commissioners.

COMMISSION RELATING TO POLITICAL PRISONERS,

Washington, March 25, 1862.

W. P. WOOD, Esq., Superintendent, &c.

SIR: You will please discharge R. H. Gunnell and John T. De Bell, prisoners confined in the Old Capitol Military Prison, on their taking the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States.

Very respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

EDWARDS PIERREPONT,

Commissioners.

I, James W. Farr, of Dranesville, Va., do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Union and Constitution and the Government of the United States as established by that Constitution against all enemies whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance and loyalty to the same any ordinance resolution or law of any State convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding; and further that I do this with a full determination, pledge