War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0902 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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MONTREAL, April 26, 1866.

His Excellency President JOHNSON:

Your permission received. Please receive very sincere thanks.

VARINA DAVIS.

MONTREAL, April 26, 1866.

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

Your dispatch received. Have acknowledged its receipt to the President.

VARINA DAVIS.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 27, 1866--1.05 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commanding Military Division of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

The unexecuted portion of the sentence in the case of Edward A. Swain, late of the rebel Navy, now in confinement at the State penitentiary, San Quentin, Cal., is hereby remitted and he will be released from confinement. Acknowledge receipt.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., April 28, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report state prisoner J. Davis to be as well to-day as usual, and to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th instant in reference to Mrs. Davis visiting her husband, and inclosing copy of your telegram to Mrs. Davis.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., May 1, 1866.

Bvt. Major General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: Referring to your letter of April 13, in relation to Dr. William M. Gwin a prisoner in confinement at Fort Jackson, I have the honor to report that his release was tendered to him on the conditions contained in that letter and that he declined to accept it on those conditions; that he also requested to be permitted to remain in his present place of confinement as long as he should be held in close custody.

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

P. H. SHERIDAN,

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