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HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., August 1, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward 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., August 1, 1866.

Major General N. A. MILES,

Commanding Military District of Fort Monroe, Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be very much as on Wednesday last. He has at times febrile symptoms which decrease and augment from time to time. He complains of a tendency to vertigo on rising from his bed in the morning, which passes away in the course of half an hour. He complains, too, of a severe pain in the small of the back accompanied with a grating sensation on moving. This grating sensation, too, he experiences at the base of the skull. His appetite is about as usual, and I see no increase or diminution of muscular strength.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE, VA.,

August 8, 1866.

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

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

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., August 8, 1866.

Major General N. A. MILES,

Commanding Military District of Fort Monroe, Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be much the same as on the 1st instant. During the week he has had slight febrile symptoms, which seem, however, to affect him but little. I see little or no improvement in appetite or muscular strength.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., August 8, 1866.

Bvt. Colonel GEORGE E. COOPER, U. S. Army,

Surgeon in Charge of Post Hospital, Fort Monroe, Va.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs you to report to these headquarters as to the present health, physical strength, and