[Washington: 1866]. 4pp, with caption title, as issued. 39th Cong., 1st Sess. SED No. 7. January 10, 1866. Disbound, Very Good.
War Secretary Stanton, responding to Congressional criticism that the U.S. was holding Davis without charges, recounts the details of his capture and imprisonment at Fortress Monroe, advises that he has been indicted by a grand jury for treason, and that he will be tried in Virginia when courts re-open there. James Speed, the Attorney General, also responds that Davis ought not be tried before a military tribunal; rather, on a charge of treason, civilian courts should decide the case when courts are open and "the laws can be peacefully administered." Item #32232