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CITY POINT, VA., December 7, 1864.

(Received 10.50 a.m.)

Major-General MEADE:

The provost-marshal's Richmond agent brings information that Wilcox's division went south on Thursday last. Have you any information to corroborate this?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 7, 1864-11.20 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Our information from deserters, contrabands, and others, is conclusive that Wilcox is in my front, deserters from two of his brigades having been reported yesterday.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 7, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Major-General Crittenden tenders his resignation and asks for a leave pending action on it. Shall I grant the leave?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., December 7, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

Grant General Crittenden a leave of absence.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., December 7, 1864.

(Received 5.15 p.m.)

Major-General MEADE:

Has General Warren been heard from since he started? I know that if anything important had been heard it would have been reported, but I am anxious to learn even whether there is no obstacle to his

advance.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 7, 1864-5.25 p.m. (Sent 5.32 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have received a dispatch* dated 11.30 a.m. from Warren's adjutant-general, and written at the crossing of Warwick Swamp by the Jerusalem plank road; reported the infantry nearly all passed at that time,

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*See p. 855.

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