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soon as possible, to organized into regiments as the militia of New Jersey, and forward to the assistance of Pennsylvania in this emergency. The organization of these troops will be given in general orders as soon as practicable. Given under my hand and privy seal this 17th day of June, 1863.

JOEL PARKER.

Attest:

[L. s.] S. M. DICKINSON,

Private Secretary.

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JUNE 18, 1863-1 a. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Gum Springs, via Centreville:

Captain [William] Jay's dispatch received. Slocum is ordered up to Leesburg at 3. 30 a. m. The enemy's cavalry are at Point of Rocks, smashing trains. Stuart may be here as the advance of Lee's army, or to cover the recrossing of his raiders, or vice versa. At any rate, we are ready for them. No further moves will be ordered until the enemy develops his intention or force. You will, of course, support Pleasonton, if he should require it. Please inform Howard of Slocum's movement. If anything should occur that Slocum would need him, he must move up. Post Pleasonton, and send him the following, left out of copy of Slocum's order, sent to Pleasonton by his orderly: Hold Leesburg, and open communication with fords on Potomac in that vicinity, and hold them.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

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JUNE 18, 1863.

(Received 8. 30 a. m.)

General HEINTZELMAN,

Washington:

Our cavalry being all occupied, General Hooker was compelled to call on General Stahel for two regiments of cavalry, to make a reconnaissance toward Warrenton and Rappahannock Station. They will be occupied in this service two days.

I am, very respectfully,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

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JUNE 18, 1863.

(Received 9. 10 a. m.)

Commanding Officer Forces Mouth of Monocacy:

Seize and hold Noland's and Hauling Fords. General Slocum's corps may be in that vicinity to- day, on this side of the Potomac.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

Major ECKERT:

Please see that this dispatch reaches its destination speedily.

D. B.