War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0892 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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proclamation which is to declare the termination of the state of war, there is danger that unless such commission be speedily convened their crime, certainly one of the most atrocious and appalling of the nineteenth century, will pass unpunished.

J. HOLT,

Judge-Advocate-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

March 20, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of telegram of yesterday regarding C. C. Clay, jr. He was place on his parole to-day, a copy of which is herewith inclosed.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

FORT MONROE, VA., March 19, 1866.

I, Clement C. Clay, jr., for the privilege of being permitted the liberty of the grounds inside the walls of Fortress Monroe between the hours of sunrise and sunset, do hereby give my parole of honor that I will not leave the limits of the said Fortress Monroe, nor will I make any attempt to escape from custody, nor will I do or perform any act that may be hostile or detrimental to the interests of the Government of the United States.

C. C. CLAY, JR.

Witness:

CHAS. E. GRISSON,

Captain, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 21, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the report of Surgeon Cooper concerning the health of state prisoners Jeff. Davis and C. C. Clay, jr. Surgeon Cooper's recommendation has been acted upon.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., March 21, 1866.

Major General NELSON A. MILES,

Commanding District of Fort Monroe, Fort Monroe, VA.:

SIR: I would respectfully report that the health of state prisoner Jeff. Davis is not as good as at my last report. He is in a state of high nervous excitability; is complaining of fullness of the head and a tendency to vertigo. He seems to be wasting away gradually and losing flesh. This is scarcely perceptible to one who sees him day by day, but it is nevertheless certain.