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this day entered into between Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States, and General R. E. Lee, commanding Armies of the Confederate States, in which General Lee surrendered to General Grant the Army of Northern Virginia.

By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Parole of General Robert E. Lee and Staff.]

We, the undersigned prisoners of war belonging to the Army of Northern Virginia, having been this day surrendered by General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding said army, to Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States, do hereby give our solemn parole of honor that we will not hereafter serve in the armies of the Confederate States of America, or render aid to the enemies of the latter, approved by the respective authorities.

Done at Appomattox Court-House, Va., this 9th day of April, 1865.

R. E. LEE,

General.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLES S. VENABLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLES MARSHALL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

H. E. PEYTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GILES B. COOKE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General.

H. E. YOUNG,

Major, Assistant Adjutant-General, and Judge-Advocate-General.

[Indorsement.]

The witching named officers will not be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as they observe their parole and the laws in force where they may reside.

GEORGE H. SHARPE,

Assistant Provost-Marshal-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

April 9, 1865-10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I send you a dispatch from Humphreys.* His advance is now between eight and nine miles of Appomattox Court-House and pushing on as fast as possible. I also send a letter+ from General Lee, which I opened, thinking time and some good might result from so doing. I sent the accompanying answer.# Whilst I fully agree with you in the

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*See 9 a. m., p. 669.

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+Probably the one beginning, "I received your note," p. 664.

#Not found.