WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, April 10, 1866.
JOHN A. PRENTICE, Warden Ohio Penitentiary:
The President, on consideration of an application on behalf of Milligan, Bowles, and Horsey for their release, has directed the remission of their sentence and that they be released from imprisonment. The Adjutant-General will transmit the official order by telegraph and mail, and you will discharge them from custody.
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
Washington City, April 10, 1866 - 4.50 p. m.
JOHN A. PRENTICE, Esq.,
Warden Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio:
Application has been made to the President for the release of William A. Bowles, Lambdin P. Milligan, and Stephen Horsey, prisoners in your custody under sentence of a military commission. He directs that the further execution of their sentence be remitted and that they be forthwith discharge them and report to this Department. A formal order will be transmitted by mail, but this telegram will serve as your warrant for their discharge.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, April 10, 1866.
WARDEN OF OHIO STATE PENITENTIARY,
You will please discharge from custody William A. Bowles, Lambdin P. Milligan, and Stephen Horsey, confined to the Columbus penitentiary for life, under orders of the President, dated May 30, 1865, the President having remitted further execution of the sentence.
By order of the President of the United States:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Please report receipt and execution of this order.
HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,
Fort Monroe, Va., April 11, 1866.
General E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:
GENERAL: I have the honor to forward report of Surgeon Cooper relative to the health of the state prisoners J. Davis and C. C. Clay, jr.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
NELSON A. MILES,
Major-General of Volunteers.