Washington City, October 31, 1865- 12.10 p. m.
Major- General TERRY, Richmond:
You are authorized to release, until furtehr orders, Colonel Northrop, late rebel Quartermaster [Commissary- General], now in close custody, upon his giving his parole to remain in the State of VIrginia and report himself to you as often as you may deem proper, and to appear when required to answer any charge that may be preferred against him by order of the Presidetn at any time hereafter.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,
Fort Monroe, Va., October 31, 1865.
Colonel ED. W. SMITH,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Virginia:
COLONEL: I have the honor, in compliance with Circular 19 from headuqarters Deapartmetn of VIrtginia, August 5, 1865, to report: The THird Pennsylvania Artillery this morning moved to Camp Hamilton preparatory to being mustered out, they having been relieved byt he Battalion Fifth U. S. Artillery.
John Michel was released from confinement and furnished transportation to Richmond in pursuance to instructions fromthe War Department.*
I am, colonel, very resepctfully, your obedient servant,
NELSON A. MILES,
Major-General of VOlunteers, Commanding.
ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, D. C., November 1, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:
SIR: The late Attorney- General, Honorable Edward Bates, has written to this office for informatioon as to the arrest of John B. Clark, a member of the rebel COngfress from missouri, now confined in Fort Jackson, La. If the inquiry be proper, Iwould be obliged if yu would inform me upon what charges the said Clark is detained.
IU have the honor to be, very resepctfully, your obedient servant,
J. HUBLEY ASHTON,
Assistant Attorney- Geneal.
WAR DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF MILTIARY JUSTICE,
November 3, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON, S ecretay of War:
SIR: In the cases of sundry rebel officials concerned in alleged cruel treatment of Federal prisoenrs at the South, in violation of the laws of war, I have the honor to return the papers referred to me and to submit theron as follows:
The principal of these cases has already been before the Gureau, and it has hertofore been reported in regard to several that thef acts not
*See October 28, p. 775.