War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0157 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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it cannot receive them all, send the excess to the most convenient penitentiary in Ohio.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

NORFOLK, VA., July 28, 1863.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President United States:

The undersigned respectfully request that Dr. D. M. Wright, of this city, charged with the murder of Lieutenant Sanborn, be restored to his home and family or be delivered over the civil authorities or some other tribunal where he can have the privilege of a fair and impartial trial, which right belongs to every human being.

Very respectfully,

JOHN. S. MILLSON,

[And ninety-four other citizens.]

[JULY 28, 1863. - For Pemberton's circular, assuming command of all paroled prisoners at Demopolis, Ala., see Series I, Vol. XXIV, Part III, p. 1034.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, July 29, 1863.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: I respectfully request to be informed whether prisoners of war who have been conscripted or otherwise forced into the rebel service may be released upon taking the oath of allegiance, or whether the cartel requires that all prisoners of war shall be delivered at the points designated for parole or exchange.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, July 29, 1863.

Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD:

The surgeon recommends that no more than 1,000 prisoners be held at Alton prison at one time. Prisoners of war are not to be forwarded to City Point without order form the War Department.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., July 29, 1863.

Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo:

The General-in-Chief has directed that all rebel officers prisoners of war be confined at the depot on Johnston's Island, near Sandusky, and I have the honor to request that you will order to that point any now at or who may arrive at Saint Louis or Alton, provided it can be done