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under the cartel of the 12th of December, 1863, herewith respectfully indorsed. the correspondence referred to by Major-General Banks is on file in this office.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, March 23, 1864.

Respectfully returned to the Commissary-General of Prisoners for the correspondence referred to within.

By order of the Secretary of War:

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 23, 1864.

Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War, with the correspondence called for. * The list of 251 Federal officers and enlisted men exchanged and list of 449 enlisted men paroled remain in this office.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and commissary-General of Prisoners.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, February 2, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: In obedience to your telegram I inclose the"correspondence between the U. S. authorities and the rebel authorities on the exchange of prisoners, and the different proposition connected with that subject," so far as they have come from my office. +

My reports and letters o instruction you have in the office at Washington.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. 2nd SEPARATE Brigadier, 8TH ARMY CORPS, DEFENSES OF BALTIMORE,

Fort McHenry, Md., February 2, 1864.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

COLONEL: I have the honor to request in behalf of Mrs. Robert H. Carr, of Baltimore, a lady of devoted loyalty, great affluence, and distinguished benevolence, permission to visit West's Buildings Hospital, in the city of Baltimore, for the purposes of contributing by her gifts to the alleviation of the sufferings of its inmates. During the past

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*See Dwight to Stone, January 7, and the correspondence therein referred to, p. 816.

+See Butler to Ould, December 7, 1863, p. 658; Ould to Butler, December 9, 1863, p. 683; Hitchcock to Butler, December 17, 1863, p. 712; Butler to Ould, December 24, 1863, p. 752; Butler to Ould (four papers), December 25, 1863, pp. 754-756; Ould to Mulford, December 27, 1863, p. 769; Ould to Hitchcock, December 27, 1863, p. 768; Butler to Ould (five papers), January 12, 1864, pp. 836, 837.

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