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the case. The Commissary-General will be requested to order Major Hendrickson to cordially second your views and efforts.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. R. SMITH,

Acting Surgeon-General.

[Indorsement.]

SURGEON-GENERAL'S OFFICE, July 11, 1863.

Respectfully furnished for the information of Colonel William Hoffman, U. S. Army, Commissary-General of Prisoners, who is requested to instruct Major Hendrickson to co-operate with the medical authorities as within suggested.

JOS. R. SMITH,

Acting Surgeon-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., July 11, 1863.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith a roll of 124 paroled men now at Camp Chase, who were paroled during the month of May, singly or in small parties, without the necessary formality and delivering required by the seventh section of the cartel. Under recent orders and instructions, all paroles so given are null and void and the men so paroled should be ordered to their regiments without exchange. A number of them were paroled at Vicksburg, but if they were not delivered to a person authorized to receive them after due notice the paroles are not binding. For a time after the publication of General Orders, Numbers 49, irregular paroles were recognized, though forbidden by that order, and I have included in this list only those paroled after the 1st of May.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., July 11, 1863.

Major T. HENDRICKSON,

Commanding Military Prison, Alton, Ill.:

MAJOR: The Surgeon-General has to-day instructed General Wood at Saint Louis to order a careful examination of the prison to be made by a medical inspector, with a view to determine the best measures to eradicate from the prison the infection of smallpox which has so long prevailed there. Please afford the inspector every facility in your power to insure a thorough investigation of the subject.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 11, 1863.

Brigadier General A. SCHOEPF, Commanding Fort Delaware:

GENERAL: You are respectfully informed that Colonel Crosman, assistant quartermaster-general, Philadelphia, has been directed to