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All appeals and communications should be addressed, post-paid, Mr. D. K. Whitaker, secretary of the board, box 995, Richmond post-office, Va., and who may be consulted at his office in the Department of the Quartermaster-General.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday, the 31st day of January next.

E. W. HUBARD,

ROBT. GIBBONEY,

Commissioners for Virginia.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 30, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, Petersburg:

Deserters from the Twenty-fourth Corps report the Eighth Corps on this side, in rear of the Twenty-fourth. Scout's report Gregg's cavalry on this side, near the month of the Chickahominy.

J. LONGSTREET.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 30, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, Petersburg:

Deserters from the Twenty-fourth Corps report the Eighth Corps on this side, in rear of the Twenty-fourth. Scout's report Gregg's cavalry on this side, near the month of the Chickahominy.

J. LONGSTREET.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 30, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding.

Your letter* of to-day is just received. I think that a division from the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Corps each have gone off with General Butler, but that the balance of the two corps are here, and the Eighth Corps with them. The objection to a move by us against any force on this side is that the enemy can re-enforce largely against us, unless you could co-operate so as to prevent the enemy from making such re-enforcements. If I could get a reliable division, such as Pickett's, to assist me in any operations on this side I could move out with safety and ascertain whether we could break through the enemy's line, but with the forces that I now have, I think to attempt it would be a little hazardous.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 30, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER GARY'S BRIGADE:

Send out special scouts to ascertain position of Gregg's cavalry, and to watch him.

By command of Lieutenant-General Longsteet:

O. LATROBE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant General.

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