War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0967 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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FORT MONROE, VA., September 30, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report no observable change in the physical condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., October 3, 1866.

Bvt. Lieutenant Coo. J. M. CUTTS, U. S. Army, Recorder:

SIR: With reference to your communication of the 2nd instant I have the honor to state, for the information of the board of officers convened by virtue of Special Orders, Numbers 486, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, October 1, that the fund under charge of this office was derived as follows:

Received from Bvt. Brigadier General John E. Mulford (moneys recovered from the rebel authorities taken from U. S. soldiers while held as prisoners of war)-

U. S. currency........................ $25,639.85

Special converted into U. S. currency:

Silver coin........................... 157.85

Gold coin............................. 55.42

Currency.............................. .95

Southern States and Northern bank

notes amounting to $5,847.75, which

realized at sale...................... 1,204.01

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27,058.03

To which add premium on sale of gold

and silver............................ 66.58

From sale of tobacco belonging to

rebel prisoners unclaimed............. 733.48

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27,858.09

There has been paid from the fund for

advertising........................... 50.10

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Balance on hand....................... 27,807.99

There are a couple of bills outstanding for advertising which will reduce the fund about $50 more. The only personal property received was eight told silver watches belonging to specified parties. In order to bring under one denomination (known to the Government) such items as had an uncertain and constantly varying value - the silver coin, gold coin, currency (and tobacco) - by authority of the Secretary of War these several items were converted into the national currency, and are all included in the sum total of $27,807.99.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Major-General, U. S. Vols., Commissary-General of Prisoners.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 3, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis as being somewhat less favorable than at my last report. He complains of a severe neuralgic affection of the back of the neck and posterior portion of the head, and a feeling of greater debility than heretofore.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.