War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0966 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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FORT MONROE, VA., September 19, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. 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 16th instant. He complains still of the rheumatic affection of the right shoulder, and also of a sensation of fullness of the head, with a tendency to vertigo. His pulse indicates seventy-two beats in a minute, is full and compressible. He states his appetite to be poor, though his digestion is comparatively good. He sleeps better than heretofore.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 22, 1866.

Mr. R. R. TURNER, Richmond, Va.:

(Care John H. Gilmer, esq.)

SIR: I have respectfully to inform you that by direction of the Secretary of War you are hereby released from the terms of a parole upon which you are enlarged from Libby Prison June 8, 1866.

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

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., September 23, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report that there is no material difference in the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis from what it was on the 19th instant.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., September 26, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report state prisoner jefferson Davis to be in his usual health. He complains of considerable debility and a continuance of the rheumatic pain in his right shoulder as well as in the lumbar region of his spinal column. His pulse is slow, full, and regular. He states his appetite is slowly improving. He sleeps about as usual, but is not much refreshed by his slumbers.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.