War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0941 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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the Confederate States be delivered to the authorities of the State or States in which they shall be captured to be dealt with according to the present or future law of such State or States.

TH. S. BOCOCK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS,

President of the Senate.

Approved May 1, 1863.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

CHARLESTON, May 1, 1863.

Doctor CROWELL, Medical Director Hospitals, Charleston, S. C.

SIR: The prisoners who have died in the Queen Street Hospital have left in my hands $475. 54. I have also $98. 75 belonging to two paroled prisoners which amount was accidentally omitted to be returned in the hurry of moving. I have also four silver watches, a note of $200 and a few articles of little or no value. Be pleased to notify me at your earliest convenience what disposition is to be made of these effects, and oblige,

Your obedient servant,

JOHN L. DAWSON, M. D.,

Prisoners' Hospital.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, May 2, 1863.

M. J. SAFFOLD, Esq., Montgomery, Ala.

SIR: Your reports of the examinations of political prisoners at Mobile and Pollard, Ala., have been received and examined. Your action in the premises meets the entire approbation of the Department.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, Va., May 2, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON, Secretary of War.

SIR: I respectfully recommend that of the Federal officers now held by us a sufficient number be set aside to retaliate for the unjust detention of the following-named persons all of whom have been in prison for more than six months, and all of whom are already declared exchanged by the Federal agent of exchange, to wit: Surg. Joseph E. Dixon, at Johnson's Island; Colonel John A. Poindexter, at Saint Louis jail; Colonel J. C. Morehead, Lieutenant James H. Baker and [Private] J. W. Garrett, at Johnson's Island; Daniel B. Vincent, merchant captain, and John C. Lea, Isaac B. Smith, Thomas Murray, Samuel Burrows, pilots, at Fort Lafayette or Delaware; Colonel Zarvona (Thomas), Fort Delaware, and Surgeon Green, held as a hostage for the infamous Rucker.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.