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[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

FORT MONROE, VA., May 3, 1866.

I, Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, for the privilege of being permitted to see my husband, do hereby give my parole of honor that I will engage in or assent to no measures which shall lead to any attempt to escape from confinement on the part of my husband or to his being rescued or released from imprisonment without the sanction and order of the President of the United States, nor will I be the means of conveying to my husband any deadly weapons of any kind.

VARINA DAVIS.

Witness:

J. A. FESSENDEN,

Second Lieutenant, Fifth Artillery.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 3, 1866--2.55 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

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

The President of the United States directs the release of Thomas E. Hogg, Robert B. Lyon, John S. Hiddle, Joseph Higgin, and T. J. Grady, so-called San Salvador pirates, now confined in the California State prison. Report receipt and execution of this order.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., May 7, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report state prisoner J. Davis as being very comfortable to-day. He is better than he has been for several days past. He exercises three hours each day in the open air. His wife visits him every day and evening.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 7, 1866.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.:

SIR: On the 13th ultimo an order was sent for the release of Doctor Gwin on certain conditions therein expressed. The President now directs that he be released upon the parole usually required in such cases.

Please report receipt of this communication and execution of the order.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.