War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0284 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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of and through the U S. authorities, and therefore the present case does not differ in that respect from any other.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH J. LEWIS,

Commissioner.

75 MURRAY STREET, New York, February 21, 1865.

Brigadier General H. E. PAINE, U. S. Volunteers, Present:

I have the honor to request that if you have not forwarded the application to have me released from the 2 cents internal revenue on the cotton, I would ask that you state that no impost duty is charged on supplies received from the United States in the South for the benefit of Federal prisoners under the late arrangement. Also, I inclose to be forwarded a communication for commanding officer at Camp Morton and Camp Douglas, and Alton, Ill.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. N. R. BEALL,

Brigadier-General, Provisional Army, C. S.,

Paroled Prisoner of War and Agent to Supply Prisoners of War.

HUNTSVILLE, February 21, 1865.

Major-General THOMAS:

General Roddey wishes to know when the prisoners of his command will be sent to Decatur for exchange. He is ready to exchange an equal number of our men for them.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

FOURTH SEPARATE BRIGADE, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Jacksonville, Fla., February 21, 1865.

Major General SAM. JONES,

Commanding Confederate Forces in Florida:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 17th instant is received. I cannot make the desired exchange because the matter is not within my province save in extraordinary cases, and this is not one. Ordinarily we cannot receive parties in transit without special permission from the War Department, but I think the circumstances of this case will justify my assent, and it is therefore given.

I am, very respectfully, and truly, yours,

E. P. SCAMMON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF VICKSBURG,

Vicksburg, Miss., February 21, 1865.

It is stipulated between Brigadier General Morgan L. Smith, U. S. Army, commanding District of Vicksburg, and Colonel N. G. Watts, and Lieutenant Colonel H. A. M. Henderson, of the Confederate Exchange Bureau, as follows:

First. Three thousand prisoners confined or captured within the limits of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana shall be placed upon their paroles of honor and brought to a camp established