From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199½, “Letters & Orders Issued, Confederate Military Prison, January, 1862 – December, 1863.” p. 68

C. S. Mil. Prison
Richmond, Va, Feby 15, 1863

Mrs.(?) Van Lew
                   Dear Madam –

                                        Lt. McMurtries being now nearly well I have to request that you will discontinue furnishing him his meals.

                  Abundant and palatable food is prepared for the patients in the prison Hospital, and I would prefer that they be not supplied by persons outside, as it has a tendency to subvert the consistency of Prison rules and discipline.

I am, Madam,
    Your Obdt. Servt.
        Th. P. Turner
            Capt. Commanding

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