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WASHINGTON, February 4, 1864.

To the SENATE:

In complicate with the resolution of the Senate of the 26th ultimo, requesting "a copy of all the correspondence between the authorities of the United States and the rebel authorities on the exchange of prisoners and the different propositions connected with that subject," I transmit here with a report from the Secretary of War and the papers with which it is accompanied.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

[Inclosures.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, February 4, 1864.

The PRESIDENT:

SIR: I have the honor to return herewith the resolution of the Senate of the 26th ultimo, requesting "a copy of all the correspondence between the authorities of the United States and the rebel authorities on the exchange of prisoners and the different propositions connected with that subject," and to transmit a copy of the report of Major-General Hitchcock, commissioner for exchanges, with the accompanying papers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 4, 1864.

Honorable E. M STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose a copy of "the correspondence between the authorities of the United States and the rebel authorities on the exchange of prisoners and the different propositions connected with that subject," called for by the Senate of the United States by resolution of the 26th ultimo. *

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*See Ludlow to Hitchcock, January 16, 1863, Vol. V, this series, p. 181; extract from message of Jefferson Davis, ibid., p. 193; Ould to Ludlow, January 17, 1863, ibid., p. 186; Ludlow to Ould, January 14, 1863, ibid., p. 178; Ludlow to Ould, January 18, ibid., p. 189; Ludlow to Hitchcock, January 21, 1863, ibid., p. 199; Ludlow to Ould, January 23, 1863, ibid., p. 205; Ould to Ludlow, March 31, 1863 (beginning "In the delivery"), ibid., p. 416; Ludlow to Ould, April 3, 1863, ibid., p. 431; Ludlow to Ould, April 8, 1863, ibid., p. 456; Ould to Ludlow, April 11, 1863, ibid., p. 469; Ludlow to Ould, April 13, 1863, ibid., p. 478; Ludlow to Ould, April 20, 1863, ibid., p. 499; Ould to Ludlow, April 22, 1863, ibid., p. 507; Ludlow to Ould, May 2, 1863, ibid., p. 690; Ould to Ludlow, May 22, 1863, ibid., 690; Ould to Ludlow, May 22, 1863(second communication), ibid., p. 691; Ould to Ludlow, May 22, 1863, ibid., p. 690; Ludlow to Ould, May 25, 1863 (beginning "You threaten retaliation"), ibid., p. 702; Ould to Ludlow, May 31, 1863, ibid., p. 723; Ould to Ludlow, June 1, 1863, ibid., p. 729; Ludlow to Ould, June 3, 1863 (two papers), ibid., p. 737; Ould to Ludlow, June 5, 1863, ibid., p. 745; ould to Ludlow, June 5, 1863 (two papers), ibid., p. 744; Ould to Ludlow, June 12, 1863 (two papers), p. 11, ante; Ludlow to Ould, June 14, 1863 (two papers), p. 17 and (beginning "General Orders, No. 100") p. 18; Ould to Ludlow, June 19, 1863 (beginning "On the 5th day of June"), p. 29; Ould to Ludlow, July 1, 1863, p. 71; Ludlow to Ould, July 7, 1863, p. 90; Ludlow to Ould, July 14, 1863, p. 116; Ludlow to Ould, July 15, 1863, p. 120; Ould to Ludlow, July 17, 1863, p. 125; Ludlow to Ould, July 22, 1863, p. 136; Ould to Ludlow, July 26, 1863, p. 151; Ould to meredith, August 1, 1863 (beginning "In the Army and Navy Official Gazette"), p. 167; Meredith to Hitchcock, August 7, 1863, p. 185; Hitchcock to Meredith, August 13, 1863, p. 198; Halleck to Hitchcock, August 12, 1863, p. 199; August 26, 1863, p. 227; Ould to Meredith, September 7, 1863, p. 265; Exchange Notice Numbers 6, p. 295; Meredith to Ould, September 14, 1863, p. 286; Ould to Meredith, September 14, 1863, p. 286; Hitchcock to Meredith, September 18, 1863, p. 300; Meredith to Hitchcock, August 25, 1863, p. 225; Hitchcock to Meredith, September 21, 1863 (beginning "The communication of the 3rd instant"), p. 307; Meredith to Hitchcock, September 23, 1863, p. 312; Meredith to Ould, September 24, 1863, p. 315; Hitchcock to Meredith, September 26, 1863, p. 322; Ould to Meredith, October 2, 1863(beginning "Your communication of the 24th"), p. 339; Hitchcock to Meredith,

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