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Letter from Ro. Ould to LTC John E. Mulford regarding Johnson S. Palmer, Loudon County, VA. January 7, 1865.

RICHMOND,January 7, 1865.
Lieut. Col. JOHN E. MULFORD, Assistant Agent of Exchange:

SIR: Some time ago Johnson S. Palmer, an inoffensive citizen of Loudoun County, Va., was tried by some sort of a Federal tribunal and sentenced to the penitentiary at Albany. Mr. Palmer's offense, it seems, was that he carried cattle and other articles from his county to Richmond for sale. I now notify you that one Charles Thompson, who for some time past has been a citizen prisoner, has this day been put in the penitentiary at Richmond in retaliation. When Mr. Palmer is released Mr. Thompson will be discharged.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Agent of Exchange

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 8, pg. 33.

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