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HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 15, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the surgeon's report of the condition of the state prisoners J. Davis and C. C. Clay, jr., and inclose letter from Davis to his wife.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., March 14, 1866.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

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

SIR: I report that state prisoners Jeff. Davis and C. C. Clay are in the enjoyment of their usual health.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 16, 1866.

Messrs. CHRISTIAN, LEA & CO.,

Commission Merchants, Richmond, Va.:

GENTLEMEN: By directions of the Commissary-General of Prisoners I transmit herewith an extract from a communication received from the Internal Revenue Office in answer to inquiries contained in your communication to this office of the 6th instant, and by which you will see that the tobacco left in your charges to be sold on Government account is exempt from taxation. It will, however, be necessary for you to furnish to this office the number of pounds contained in each package or lot belonging to the several individuals to whom the tobacco is credited, with the amount accruing from the sale of the same, so that in case claim is made hereafter for the tobacco or funds, the proceeds of the sale, the tax may be collected from the claimant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. HARTZ,

Brevet Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 17, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the prisoners J. Davis and C. C. Clay, jr., to be very comfortable to-day. The orders of the 14th and 15th instant, authorizing me to use my discretion in the matter of giving Clay the liberty of the fort while his wife is here, have been received. Judging from his conduct since his confinement I do not think he would violate his parole, yet he might be taken out by his friends, and in that event being done I would be held responsible. I offered to place him on his parole, informing him I would take precaution to