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MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE,
Richmond, December 18, 1863.

General WINDER, Richmond Va.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that the building known as General Hospital No. 10, or the U.S. Hotel, will not be used as a general hospital in future. It is very commodious and has been put in excellent order by the Government. I request that you have it examined to decide whether it cannot be used to advantage for other purposes of the Confederate States. Its proximity to Castle Thunder and its construction will fit it for offices and officers' quarters and I think for the <ar119_1087> confinement of females, political prisoners, officers of the United States, and suspected persons who should be kept separate.

                                                    Very respectfully,

 WM. A. CARRINGTON,
                 Medical Director.

[Inclosure No. 6--B.]

GENERAL HOSPITAL NO. 21,
Richmond, December 16, 1863.

 Surg. W. A. CARRINGTON,  Medical Director, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: General Hospital No. 23 (Liggon's factory) is now under control of Captain Warner, assistant quartermaster. Captain Selph informs me that the upper story of building corner Twenty-first and Cary streets [is empty] and that the baggage now stored in No. 23 could be put in there. Please issue the necessary orders to have No. 23 cleaned out, so that I can get possession of the building as soon as possible, as I am much pressed for room. The admissions to hospital this month have averaged about fifty per day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 JNO. WILKINS,

Surgeon in Charge.

[Indorsement.]

MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE, December 17, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Captain Warner, assistant quartermaster. The delay in getting possession of the hospital has been productive of great suffering and probably an increase of mortality among the increased prisoners. The stores from the Florida and Texas Hospitals would, I think, be sufficient to fix the hospital at once.

 W. A. CARRINGTON,

Medical Director.

 

 

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