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CITY POINT, VA., November 1, 1864 - 7 p. m.

(Received 10.45 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I have ordered three Delaware regiments to Washington, form which place they can be furloughed. I would like to have the furloughs of these regiments made as short as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, November 1, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

If you will retain the papers sent to you and make out the list with the dates arranged as you think they should be, new appointments will be forwarded. The specific grounds of appointment are always sent in with the nominations, and if confirmed are incorporated into the commission. It has sometimes been done in the original certificate, and if preferred will be inserted in the new certificates. The difficulties pointed out in your telegram escaped my notice, having occurred by inadvertence in the Adjutant-General's Office. Please arrange the staff dates also.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, VA., November 1, 1864.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

Have the troops ordered to New York a few days since gone?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

November 1, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The regulars are to leave to-morrow for City Point. They were ordered yesterday to leave without delay. The transportation arrangements have kept them to-day.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, November 1, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

Send the First, Third, and Fourth Regiments of Delaware Volunteers to Washington at once. These regiments will be returned in then days.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.