--The Secretary of War
, Hon. James A. Seddon
, has given General Winder
the following order respecting money sent to the Abolition prisoners now confined in this city.
It reads thus:
"You will hand over such gold as may be sent to the prisoners, announcing to them that, being money recognized by both Governments, it is handed to them in kind, and that if at any time they wish to convert it into Confederate money, it will be sold for them, on application, at the market price in this city.
If the amount received be in the Federal
paper, it cannot be handed over to them in kind, as it is not recognized as money by the Confederate Government, nor can its use or circulation be allowed; but it will at their option be converted, at current rate of exchange, into Confederate notes, and such notes delivered to them, or will be retained in kind for their future use."