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GENERAL ORDERS, Numbers 64.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST,

New York City, July 18, 1863.

In obedience to the direction of the President of the United States, Major General John E. Wool is this day relieved from the command of the Department of the East by Major General John A. Dix, to whom it is this day surrendered. By command of Major-General Wool:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, Numbers 1.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST,

New York City, July 18, 1863.

In obedience to the direction of the President of the United States, Major General John A. Dix assumes the command of the department. All reports and communications will be addressed to Numbers 44 Bleecker street.

By command of Major-General Dix:

D. T. VAN BUREN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW YORK,

July 18, 1863-10. 30 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

SIR: There has been no disturbance in the city during the day, and the reports up to this hour are all favorable. *

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

NEW YORK CITY, July 18, 1863.

(Received July 19-9. 50 a. m.)

Honorable SALMON P. CHASE,

Secretary of the Treasury:

SIR: Governor Seymour apprehends an attack by rioters to release the State prisoners at Sing Sing; also that attacks will be made at other points on the Hudson River below Sing Sing by riotous assemblages upon the persons and property of peaceable citizens, and requests the Cuyahoga to cruise along the river, and assist the local and State authorities to preserve order and suppress riots. Shall I accede to his request?

HIRAM BARNEY,

Collector.

*On July 15, Canby was ordered (from Washington, D. C.) to proceed to New York, "and report to Major-General Dix as commanding general of the city and harbor of New York. " See Special Orders of that date, in Part III.

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