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cations and papers for publications in the Herald, which the writer says are sent by "my wife," and adds, "the Herald editor will give her what they are worth." This McGill, whose name was thus used by Conover, is one of the witnesses whom Conover suborned. He is a peddler in New York. That the letters were written by Conover is apparent to the naked eye, and they stamp with falsehood the announcement in the Herald that it was no no way indebted to Conover for these documents. Such are the prominent characteristics of these false and fabricated letters which have been published throughout the land as the sole basis for the slanders with which you have been so persistently pursued.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. C. TURNER,

Judge-Advocate.

FORT MONROE, VA., December 26, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

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

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., January 2, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

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

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., January 9, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the general health of state prisoner Davis as improving. For three or four days he has been troubled with a slight attack of catarrh.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., January 16, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis as improving. He appears to be in the enoyment of better health than at any time during the past year.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.