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tion returns. In the cases of McKibbin, Riehl, and Biern, these charges rest on the statements of J. A. Bonham, agent of the Stante of Pennsylvania, and others; in the cases of Miles and Carrigan, on the latter of Brigadier-General Miles and other officers and men. With the inclosed rolls I hand over to Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor all the papers in these cases; also, the opinion of the judge-advocate of this army, to whom the matter was referred for a preliminary investigation, prior to the receipt of your order to send these persons to Washington.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, November 11, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

If Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor has not yet left City Point please turn over to him the persons concerned in election frauds arrested by you since his orders were issued. If he has left, please send them here to the Old Captain Prison, under sufficient guard.

By order of Secretary of War:

C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 11, 1864-1 p. m.

C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War, Washington:

Your dispatch just received. Prior to its received I had turned over to Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor the five prisoners arrested in this army for circular fraudulent poll-books, and also all the papers relating to their several cases.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 11, 1864-1 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have nothing particular to report beyond the usual picket-firing on the Second Corps front. Signal officers report a movement of the enemy toward their within their lines. I send you the dispatches.

I am not able to judge from them that this movement is anything but a change a position in some of the troops. Corps commanders have been notified to be on the qui vive, and if anything further occurs it will be duly reported. I have this morning turned over to Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor, from Washington, the political prisoners arrested in this army, to be taken by him, under the orders of the War Department, to Washington.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.