WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT- GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, October 9, 1865.
Bvt. Major General N. A. MILES,
Commanding, &c., Fortress Monroe, Va.:
SIR: You will please deliver the inclosed letter to Davis and report to thsi office accorrdingly.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT- GENERL'S OFFICE,
Washington, October 10, 1865.
Major General N. A . MILES, U. S. Volunteers,
Commanding, &c., Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Va.:
SIR: At the request of the honorable Secretary of State, you will inform Mr. Jefferson Davis that Messrs. C. E. Hooker, T. J. Whaerton, and F. Anderson, representing themselves as a committee appointed by the bar of the State of Mississippi, have, through the Deaprtmetn of State, offered their services, collecitvely and individually, as counsel for Mr. Davis in any tril which the Govenrment may order in his case.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,
Fortress Monroe, Va., October 11, 1865.
General E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report the prisoenrs Davis, Clay, and Mitchel as being well, and to acknowledge receipt of Geenral Court- Martial Orders, Numbers 268, Adjutant-General's Office, current series, and your letters of the 9th and 10th instnat referring, resepctively, to delivering letter of the prisoner Davis, and ifnorming him of Messrs. Hooker, Wharton, and Anderson tendering their services as his counsel. He desires permission to write thse gentlemen, thanking them for their kindness.
I am, general, very resepctfully, your obedient servant,
NELSON A. MILES,
Brevet Major-Geernal, Commandign.
Washington City, October 11, 1865- 4 p. m.
The COMMANDANT OF FORT PULASKI:
The Secretary of War directs me to transmit to you the following executive order:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, October 11, 1865.
Whereas, the following named persons, to wit: John A. Campbell, of Alabama; John H. Reagan, of Texas; Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia; George A. Trenholm, of South Carolina, and Charles Clark, of Mississippi, lately engaged in rebellion agaisnt the U. S . Govenrment, who are now in close custody, have made their submission to the authority of the United States and applied to the President for pardon under his proclamation; and whereas, the authority of the Federal Govenrment is sufficiently restored in the aforesaid States to admit of the enlargement of said persons from close custody:
It is ordere, That they be released on giving thier respetive paroles to appear at such time and place as the President may designate, to answer any charge that he