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HDQRS. MILITARY DISSTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., June 17, 1865.

Bvt. Colonel EDWARD W. SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: General Galleck'ss order confining C. S. Clay requires taht two sentinels be constantly in the cell with him, the relieving of which during the night disturbs and frets him very much. As he is not in good health, and as he gave himself up, I would respectfully recommend that they be posted outside the grated doors which connect the cell with the room in which the officer of the guard is stationed, and where they can watch the prisoner just as well as if inside.

Mr. Clay ddesires to have the work entitled Bishop

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Evidences of Chrisitianity permitted him. I respectfully ask if it can be granted.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON, A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., June 17, 1865.

Received from Major General John A. Dix, per Second Lieutenant William H. Morris, Twentieth New York Inddependent Battery, one prisoner named John Mitchel, late editor of the Richmond Examiner.

JOHN S. McEWAN,

Captain and Accting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, AJDUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 17, 1865.

CHARLES O'CONOR, Esq., New York City:

SIR: I am directed by the Secretary of War to acknowlede your letter of the 15th addressed to him, received this smorning, and to inform you in reply that your letter tendering your service as counsel to Jefferson Davis wass duly delivered t him. A reply was forwarded under cover to me which, by direction of the Secretary of War, was referred to the Attorney-General, who, ddeeming it an improper communication, advised its return to Mr. Davis for correction. It was returned accordingly, since which time nothing further has been received from Mr. Davis by this Department.

Your application that you or your associate should have a pesonal interview with Mr. Davis is deemed inadmisible at present. This Department being now charged only with the custody and safe-keeping of Mr. Davis, any furhter communications in reference to him you will please address to the Attorney-General.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, June 17, 1865.

The answer of Jeffersson Davis to Charles O'Connor was submitted by me to the Secretary of War day of its receipt; by his order taken to Mr.

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