War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0744 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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FORT MONROE, VA., September 11, 1865-3 p. m.

Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that the prison Clay in again despondent and exceedingly nervous. He was very restless and unable to sleep last night. I respectfully recommend that I be allowed to take the guards out of the front room to-night to see if it will not give him relief.

N. A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 11, 1865.

Major-General MILES, Commanding, Fort Monroe:

You are authorized to move the guard from the front room of Clay's apartments, as you recommend.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

By the President's sanction.

E. D. T.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fortress Monroe, Va., September 11, 1865.

General E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the prisoner Davis to-day as being very comfortable. The room in Carroll Hall, which is fitting up for him, will be ready to-morrow. Clay has been very nervous for the past two days. I inclose a letter to him from his wife and ask information whether he will be allowed to receive it or not. Mitchel is well.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

PROVOST-MARSHAL'S OFFICE,

Norfolk, Va., September 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel ORDWAY,

Provost-Marshal-General, Department of Virginia:

COLONEL: I have the honor to herewith forward a true copy of state ment of R. B. Winder, assistant quartermaster (late Confederate States), in regard to watches, &c., belonging to Federal prisoners which were confined in Andersonville Prison, Ga.; also copies of receipts from W. H. Hatch, agent of exchange, and H. Wirz, captain, commanding prison. On the 10th of the present month my assistant and chief detective found in the possession of George T. Garrison (citizen) a box containing thirty-four old watches, which he (Mr. Garrison) states that he received from Mr. Winder. The original receipt states that there were thirty-nine watches, but only thirty-four can be found. Mr. Garrison lives on the Eastern Shore, and claims to be counsed for the defense of Mr. Winder, who is now confined in the Old Capitol Prison