War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0352 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., October 6, 1863.

Brigadier General S. A. MEREDITH,

Commanding for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.:

GENERAL: D. T. Chandler, a political prisoners at the Old Capitol, has applied for permission to visit Richmond on parole with a view to effect the exchange of himself for Andrew Johnson, the nephew of Governor Johsons, of Tennessee, now a prisoner at Richmond. A parole for this purpose will be granted to Colonel Chandler with the condition that if he fail to effect the proposed exchange within thirty days he will return to this city and surrender himself to the Federal authorities, provided permission is granted by Mr. Ould or other authorized agent of the authorities in Richmond, with the assurance that the terms of the parole which Colonel Chandler shall give shall be respected by said authorities. Will you please refer this matter to Mr. Ould and forward his reply to this office?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary - General of Prisoners.

[Indorsement.]

OCTOBER 16, 1863.

Respectfully returned to Brigadier - General Meredith, agent of exchange. The terms named within will be respected and observed by the Confederate authorities.

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., October 6, 1863.

Colonel C. A. WAITE, Commanding, Annapolis, Md.:

COLONEL: In reply to your letter of the 30th ultimo, suggesting that authority be granted you to furnish transportation to their homes citizens released from the prisons in Richmond who arrive at Annapolis in a destitute condition, I have to inform you that it is not thought advisable to give general instructions to meet the cases referred to. Special instructions will be given to meet cases of peculiar hardships and destitution when they are reported.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary - General of Prisoners.