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HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 24, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose weekly report of Surgeon Cooper concerning the state prisoners. Davis has not complained to me. He exercises daily.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., January 24, 1866.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Military District of Fort Monroe, Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I would respectfully report that state prisoner Jeff. Davis is suffering with dyspepsia of rather a severe form, complicated with facial neuralgia. State prisoner Clement C. Clay is in comparatively good health, with the exception of having, at intervals, severe attacks of spasmodic asthma.

Your most obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA,

Numbers 4.

Augusta, Ga., January 24, 1866.

I. Before a military commission which convened at savannah, Ga. December 6, 1865, pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 123, headquarters District of Savannah, First Division, Department of Georgia, dated December 9, 1865, and of which Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Isley, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, is president, was araigned and tried-

Hugh W. Mercer, citizen, late brigadier-general, C. S. Army.

CHARGE I: Murder, in violation of the laws and custims of war.

CHARGE II: Murder.

Findings of the commission, not guilty.

And the commission do therefore acuit the said Hugh W. Mercer, late general in the so-called C. S. Army.

II. The proceedings and findings of the commission in the foregoing case of Hugh W. Mercer, citizen and late brigadier-general in the so-called C. S. Army, are approved, and the prisoner ordered released from arrest.

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By command of Bvt. Major General J. M. Brannan:

S. B. MOE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General:

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, January 25, 1866.

Major General N. A. MILES, U. S. Volunteers,

Commanding, &c., Fortress Monroe, Va.;

GENERAL: I inclose herewith an order that Rev. Dr. Charles Minnigerode, of Richmond, Va., be permitted to visit Mr. Jefferson Davis on