War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0016 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 14, 1863.

The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

Allow me to express the hope that you will treat the Vallandigham committee about to call upon you with the contempt they richly merit. The Vallandigham faction will be annihilated at our coming election.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, June 14, 1863.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

COLONEL: I inclose to you for your information a copy of letter to Mr. Ould; also one of his notices. * It only remains for us to abide by the clear construction as given in my letter and to treat prisoners in accordance with it.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Agent for Exchange of Prisoners.

[Indorsement.]

JUNE 16, 1863.

Paragraph 8 should be confined to civilians delivered at City Point or otherwise specially declared exchanged or released and delivered at other points across the lines.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, June 10, 1863.

Honorable ROBERT OULD, Agent for Exchange of Prisoners:

SIR: Section Numbers 8 in your declarations of exchanges dated Richmond, May 11, 1863, and marked "Exchange Notice Numbers 5," should be confined to civilians delivered at City Point or otherwise specially declared exchanged.

Your proposition (made after you had published your notice) to have the releases from paroles and oaths cover other than parties delivered at City Point has been submitted to our authorities and has been declined.

I am, very respectfully, &c.,

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Agent for Exchange of Prisoners.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, June 14, 1863.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

COLONEL: Since writing to you this morning I have received a communication from Mr. Ould in reference to my protest against the section 8, of his Exchange Notice Numbers 5, in which he says that it was only

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*See Exchange Notice No. 5, Vol. V, this series, p. 949.

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