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[Inclosure.]

POST HOSPITAL, Fort Monroe, Va., April 18, 1866.

Major General N. A. MILES,

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

SIR: I report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be very much as on the last report. His appetite seems to be diminishing and he eats with less apparent relish. He complains, too, of muscular weakness. This may be attributable to the condition of the weather, which prevents him from taking outdoor exercise. State prisoner C. C. Clay is in good health.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., April 25, 1866.

The ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a letter of instructions concerning Dr. william M. Gwin, now in confinment at Fort Jaskcon, and to state that I have sent an officer to obtain his decision upon the terms offered him, which I will transmit as soon as received.

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

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

MONTREAL, CANADA EAST, April 25, 1866.

President JOHNSON:

I hear my husband is failing rapidly. Can I come to him? Can you refuse me? Answer.

VARINA DAVIS.

[First indorsement.]

Referred to the honorable the Secretary of War for immediate consideration.

ANDREW JOHNSON.

[Second indorsement.]

Respectfully returned to the President with the following report:

The Secretary of war perceives no objection to the permission being granted Mrs. Davis to visit her husband at Fortress Monroe.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

[Third indorsement.]

APRIL 26, 1866.

Let the order be made under such restrictions as may be deemed proper.

ANDREW JOHNSON.