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FORT MONROE, VA., March 27, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be as at last report. The inclement weather, having confined him to his quarters, has had the effect of making him look more haggard than when taking daily out-door exercise.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., April 10, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be comparatively good.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., April 17, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

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

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., May 1, 1867.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE:

SIR: I respectfully report on appreciable change in the physical condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

MAY 1, 1867.

The President of the United States to Brigadier General Henry S. Burton, and to any other person or persons having the custody of Jefferson Davis, greeting:

We command you that you have the body of Jefferson Davis, by you imprisoned and detained, as it is said, together with the cause of such imprisonment and detention, by whatsover name the said Jefferson Davis may be called or charged, before our Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Virginia at the next term thereof at Richmond, in the said district, on the second Monday of May, 1867, at the opening of the court on that day, to do and receive what shall then and there be considered concerning the said Jefferson Davis.