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HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE, VA.,

June 13, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose report of Surgeon Cooper regarding health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., June 13, 1866.

Major General NELSON A. MILES,

Commanding Military District of Fort Monroe:

SIR: I hereby report that state prisoner Jefferson Davis is slowly though decidedly improving in general health. He is still much debilitated and is wanting in muscular power, though I observe that his walk is becoming less uneven than heretofore. His appetite is not improving to any extent and his circulation is languid.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, June 15, 1866.

The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

Mr. PRESIDENT: In compliance with your instructions of the 5th instant I have the honor to make the following statements:

"The number of prisoners of war discharged since the 15th day of April, 1865," is 5,501 officers, 53,679 enlisted men, and 1,220 citizens, and "the number of persons who, having been sentenced by military commission or court-martial, have been pardoned since the 15th day of April, 1865," is 1,953.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 16, 1866.

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: The Secretary of War directs that you release Dick Turner, now confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, on his parole to answer any charge the President of the United States may direct to be preferred against him. Report the execution of this order.

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

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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