War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0730 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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welcomes any proposition to mitigate the horrors of war that is compatible with its own dignity. You are therefore instructed so to inform Flag-Officer Goldsborough, and further to say to him that his proposal for an exchange of Lieutenant Sharp for Lieutenant Worden is accepted. Upon your informing me of the terms of your cartel for the exchange I will order Lieutenant Worden to be transferred to your custody at the time agreed upon for the exchange.

Your obedient servant,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., October 16, 1861.

Major General B. HUGER, Norfolk:

Send the prisoners here; parole not authorized.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, October 23, 1861.

Governor MOORE, Montgomery, Ala.:

Can you procure for us some large and safe building in the interior of your State where we could hold securely a few hundred prisoners?

The number in richmond is inconveniently large. We will pay a fair rent for the property.

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, October 23, 1861.

Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN, Atlanta, Ga.:

Can you find me some secure place in your State where I could hold safely a few hundred prisoners? Will pay a fair rent for the property.

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.

MILLEDGEVILLE, October 23, 1861.

Honorable J. B. BENJAMIN, [Acting] Secretary of War:

Your dispatch to Atlanta just received. Headquarters here now. Have no safe place here to keep prisoners. Will inquire and inform you if I can get a place in the State.

JOS. E. BROWN.

RICHMOND, October 23, 1861.

Governor F. W. PICKENS, Columbia, S. C.:

I have no news of any arrival of arms and know nothing on the subject. Can you not procure me some safe place in the interior of your State where I could hold a few hundred prisoners safety? Will pay a fair rent.

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.