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OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 2, 1863.

Colonel J. HOLT, Judge - Advocate - General, Washington, D. C.

COLONEL: I have the honor to ask your attention to the case of Dr. Joseph E. Dixon, of the rebel army, a prisoners at Johnson's Island charged with being a spy, which I presented for your consideration in a letter dated February 26, 1863. This case has been brought to the notice of Lieutenant - Colonel Ludlow, agent for exchange of prisoners, by the rebel authorities who complain that great injustice is done by the long detention without trial of Doctor Dixon whose innocence it is asserted can be fully established.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary - General of Prisoners.

[First indorsement.]

JUDGE - ADVOCATE - GENERAL'S OFFICE,

June 5, 1863.

The letter referred to by Colonel Hoffman is not believed to have been received. Nothing is known in this office in regard to the case of Dixon.

J. HOLT,

Judge - Advocate - General.

[Second indorsement.]

The letter referred to within was without doubt delivered to Colonel Holt. The two cases of Dr. J. E. Dixon and W. P. Dixon have been confounded.

W. H.

OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 2, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.

COLONEL: Your letter of the 30th ultimo with a copy of a letter from Mr. Ould and a memorandum is received and your several requests will received immediate attention. H. J. Samuels, adjutant - general of Virginia, reports the following - named gentlemen of Wayne County, Va., have been taken prisoners to richmond, viz, Horam Bloss, U. S. commissioner; Ezekiel S. Bloss, clerk of court; Morgan Garrett, enrolling office, all good and loyal men which mates them obnoxious to the rebels. Major - General Hitchcock, commissioner of exchange, directs that you demand of the Confederate authorities the immediate and unconditional release of these gentlemen.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary - General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 2, 1863.

Major JOSEPH DARR, Jr.,

MAJOR: Please deliver to the provost - marshal in this city Mary J. Green and Maria Murphy, of Braxton County, and Jennie De Hart,