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Harbor, to report to General Canby. The officer in command will telegraph to the Quartermaster-General the numbers for transportation.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

July 30, 1863.

Major-General MEADE,

Warrenton, Va.:

The troops to be sent east should number from 1, 500 to 2, 000. This detachment is all that it is proposed at present to take from your army; but under no circumstances can we now give you any re-enforcements. Every place has been stripped to the bare poles. Keep up a threatening attitude, but do not advance.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 31, 1863-10. 30 a. m. {Received 10. 40 a. m.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

In compliance with your instructions of yesterday, the following regiments have been ordered to New York Harbor, to report to Brigadier-General Canby: First and Thirty-seventh Massachusetts, Fifth Wisconsin, and Twentieth Indiana; aggregate present for duty, 1, 643. The regiments left here early this morning for Warrenton Junction, there to take railroad transportation to Washington. Owing to the large number of trains now run over the road, I presume the regiments will not reach Washington before tonight. Colonel Oliver Edwards, Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Regiment, commands the troops, and he has been instructed to acquaint the Quartermaster-General, by telegraph, with the strength of his command.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

July 31, 1863-8. 45 p. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Warrenton, Va.:

Captain [S. C.] Means reports that about 500 of the enemy's cavalry have appeared at Point of Rocks. The present time should be availed of to drive out every guerrilla and disloyal man between the Potomac, Rappahannock, and Blue Ridge.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

UNOFFICIAL.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 31, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

MY DEAR GENERAL:

I thank you most sincerely and heartily for your kind and generous letters of the 28th instant, received last even-