Correspondence relative to the distribution of the Yankee supplies in Richmond.The following letters are published in the Northern papers as the correspondence which took place in Richmond between the Yankee prisoners and Confederate Quartermaster relative to the supplies sent there from the North:
Quartermaster's Office, C. S. Military Prison,
Your most obedient serv't,
Capt. and A. A. Q. M.
Lt.-Col. J. M. Sanderson, Prisoner of War, Richmond, Va.
J. M. Sanderson,
Lt.-Col. and C. S., U. S. V.
Richmond by the United States Government for Federal prisoners of war, the committee in charge of the distribution of clothing desire to submit the following statement: When the committee entered on their duties, November 10th, a small supply of clothing had been received at Richmond. To secure an equitable distribution of th to those who were most needy, and to ascertain what future consignments would be required for their comfort, it was deemed advisable to make inspection of the clothing of all the prisoners. A careful inspection was therefore made of all the prisoners of war at Belle Isle and in Richmond, and a record made of the condition of each article of their clothing. While this inspection was in progress, issues of blankets and such clothing as had been received were made to those who were most needy. Since the arrival of the last of ing, November 22d, two members of the committee had been constantly engaged in the distribution, which is now almost complete. The committee is unable to prepare a statement of the amount of clothing issued in time for this communication. Statements in detail will be prepared, however, as soon as possible, of the amount of clothing received and issued, and to whom issued, and the amount required to fully supply the wants of the prisoners now here; a copy of which we respectfully request may be forwarded by flag of truce to the proper United States military authorities. A shipment of clothing is now being made to Danville sufficient to supply the wants of the prisoners of war at that place. The committee take pleasure in stating that every facility for the inspection of the prisons and the distribution of the clothing has been afforded them by the Confederate military authorities. The duties of the committee were limited by the order putting them on duty exclusively to the distribution of clothing. The fact that rations provided by the United States Government and by aid societies in the North were being issued to prisoners of war on Belle Isle and in the prisons in Richmond has, however, frequently come under the observation of the members of the committee while in the discharge of the duty assigned them.