War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0130 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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incarcerated in prison in Tupelo and elsewhere the rebels will not dare to put another Union man to death.

Hoping that you will deem it proper to take the matters presented in our petition under advisement, we remain, with high considerations of respect and esteem, your impressed and imprisoned fellow- citizens,

JOHN H. AUGHEY.

BENJAMIN CLARKE.

JOHN ROBINSON.

[And 37 others.]

BENTON BARRACKS, Saint Louis, December 29, 1862.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary- General of prisoners:

Are deliveries of prisoners made at Vicksburg from he 1st of September to the 18th of October exchanged!

B. L. E. BONNEVILLE.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, December 30, 1862.

Major-General CURTIS, Saint Louis:

No officers, prisoners of war, will be released on parole till further orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

General- in- Chief.

(Same to General Wright, Cincinnati General Rosecrans, Nashville; General Grant, Mississippi; General Dix, Fort monroe; General Foster, New Berne, via Fort Monroe; General Schenck and General Banks.)

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., December 30, 1862.

Major General H. G. WRIGHT,

Commanding Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio.

General: I am directed by the General- in- Chief to say that he does not think it proper that an officer on parole should command at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill, and he desires that you select an available and suitable officer to relieve Colonel Daniel Cameron, Sixty- fifth Illinois Volunteers, who is now in command.

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

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary- General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., December 30, 1862.

Major JOSEPH DARR, Jr.,

Provost- Marshal- General, Wheeling, Va.

MAJOR: In reply to your letters of the 24th and 25th instant asking for instructions in relation to a female prisoner I have to say that the only offense charged against her of which the Government should take