Danville, Va., August 10, 1864.
Brig.-gen. W. F. Bartlett, U. S. A.: —
General, — I am directed by General Young to say to you that he will take great pleasure in handing your letter to Judge Ould in person, and that he will use every means in his power to procure you an exchange, or parole of honor, immediately. If he should fail, General Young will do everything in his power to alleviate your pain, or to promote your recovery.
You will hear from General Young as soon as he has seen Judge Ould.
I am, General,
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
I. Pinckney Thomas,
Lt. & A. D. C.