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with the recommendation that his execution be suspended until you could have time to forward evidence in his behalf. I send you now the action taken in his case, which you will perceive was taken prior to the receipt of your letter.*

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 13, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel MULFORD,

Steamer New York, Jones' Landing:

With the steamers now at your command you can keep prisoners at Varina to send through as fast as our men can be received in exchange. You might let Colonel Ould know this, so as to hasten the matter as much as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 13, 1865.

General R. E. LEE, Commanding Army of Northern Virginia:

The river being closed, is there any objection to sending Yankee prisoners through the lines on the Osborne turnpike, or elsewhere?

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 13, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD, Columbia, S. C.:

Order commandant of prisoners to remove Federal officers to such point as you may direct. You were telegraphed on this subject yesterday.

By order:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 13, 1865.

General T. H. HOLMES, Raleigh, N. C.:

Furnish any guards that may be necessary to protect prisoners. Colonel H. Forno has been directed to call upon you.

By order:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WILMINGTON, February 13, 1865-5 p. m.

Honorable J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War, Richmond:

It will not do to make this a depot for prisoners.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

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* See Hooker to the President, February 7, p. 191.

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