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STEPHENSON'S, January 6, 1865

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

Major-General Sheridan directs that twenty-four house-cars be in readiness at Harper's Ferry or Sandy Hook to reship troops of General Grover's division, now on flat cars. They will arrive at Harper's Ferry about 4 p.m.

JAS. T. WRAY,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA. Numbers 3.

New Berne, N. C., January 6, 1865

The organization heretofore known as the Sub-District of the Albemarle is continued. The commanding officer of the stations of Roanoke Island and Plymouth will report direct to these headquarters.

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By command of Brigadier General I. N. Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW YORK CITY, January 6, 1865-4 p.m.

(Received 6 p.m.)

Bvt. Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

Steamers Suwo Nada and Ashland started last evening for Baltimore. The Oriental will start early in the morning for same place. This will complete the transportation required for the 5,000 troops and 1,000 laborers at Baltimore.

S. VAN VLIET,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, January 7, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to invite your attention to the important information contained in the inclosed copy of a dispatch of the 3rd instant from the U. S. consular agent at Torronto, Canad West, and to be, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

[Inclosure.]

U. S. CONSULATE,

Toronto, Canada West, January 3, 1865

Honorable W. H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: The following facts have been given to me. I hasten to transmit them directly to you, without losing the several days' time neces-