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rned to Richmond on Saturday last, in feeble health. Speculation was rife as to his successor. Seventeen of the released prisoners, who are unable to go home, have been sent to the hospital at Old Point. The others go North to-night. Mr. Ely has been declared a prisoner of war by the Confederate Congress, and is still confined in Richmond. Col. De Villiers, of the Seventh Ohio regiment, whose escape has already been stated, made his escape from his imprisonment at Richmond by shundred in number — will suffer severely from cold if they are not provided with such necessaries. The most intelligent of the prisoners, from whom these facts were obtained, declared that many falsehoods have been published in relation to Hon. Mr. Ely, of New York. Instead of being dejected and sad, he was decidedly the merriest man amongst them, and was active not only in comforting the wounded and cheering the hopeless, but foremost in such amusements as the prison discipline allowed.