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crected of lumber used for temporary stables. Inferior clothing has been issued and regulations conformed to as far as possible.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

FANKPORT, February 28, 1862.

General HALLECK:

Several persons are applying for permistion to visit and take necessary clothing to their sons in rebel army taken at Donelson. Will it be permitted?

JNO W. FINNELL,

Adjutant-General Kentucky Voluntees.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., February 28, 1862.

JOHN W. FINNELL, Adjt. General Ky. Vols., Frankfort, Ky.:

Will not be permitted. General orders on this subject will be immediately issued and sent to you.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 28, 1862.

General H. W. HALLECK, Commanding, &c.

GENERAL: On the subject of your note just received touching the claim of a prisoners of war to his horses and saddles and private property I fear I can give you no rule as settled. The practice in Mexico was I think to regard such property having been used in was as public and not private. General Scott neverheless, rather as a compliment than from the recognition of a claim, returned the carriage of Santa Anna taken at Cerro Gordo. I will take leave to say that I should be disposed to consider a return of such property a matter of momplaisance, and would return it or not as circumstances might seem to make it expedient, not recognizing a claim to it.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

E. A. HITCHCOOCK.

HEADUQARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 28, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Alton, Ill.

SIR: The general commanding directs that Captain Sweeney's parole by withdrawn and he be returned to prison. The paroles of all other officers now in Alton will also be withdrawn and they be sent with an escort to Columbus, Ohio.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, February 28, 1862.

Captain EKIN, Assistant Quartermaster, Indianapolis:

Provide for the sick prisoners at Indianapolis. Humanity not luxury should be the guide. Colonel Hoffman, commissary-general of