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suffering from duspeptic symptoms, accompanied with torpidity of the liver and severe hemorrhoids. He is, however, gaining in muscular strength.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., December 5, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis as gradually but decidedly improving. He still complains of dispeptic symptoms, but he is evidently better and stronger than at my last report.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, December 8, 1866.

Judge-Advocate-General HOLT:

GENERAL: The President desires to be furnished with the testimony referred to in your report of the 2nd of May, 1865, a copy of which is hereto attached.* You will please make report of the same at your earliest convenience to this Department.

Your obedient servant,

EDWIM M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FORT MONROE, VA., December 12, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be gradually but surely improving.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

BUREAU OF MILITARY JUSTICE, December 15, 1866.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 8th instant, in which you advise me that the President desires to be furnished with the testimony referred to in my report of the 2nd of May, 1865, and direct that I will communicate the same to you at my earliest convenience. In reply, I have the honor to submit as follows:

The report indicated of May 2, 1865, was in response to a request of the President of the same date:

To be furnished with a list of the persons, date in Canada and Richmond, against whom there is evidence of complicity or procurement in the murder of the late President, Alabama Lincoln, and the attempted assassination of William H. Seward-

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*See indorsement embodied in Holt to Stanton, December 15, p. 977.

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