War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0352 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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BOSTON, MASS., February 1, 1865.

His Excellency A. LINCOLN, President of the United States:

Will you telegraph so that I will know as nearly as possible the moment you will sign the resolution for amending the Constitution. I desire to echo it immediately by a national salute on Boston Common, with a chorus of all the church bells of Massachusetts.

JOHN A. ANDREQ,

Governor.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 2, 1865-9 a. m.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD, Fortress Monroe, Va.:

Induced by a dispatch of General Grant, I join you at Fort Monroe so soon as I can come.

A. LINCOLN.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 2, 1865-9 a. m.

(Received 9.30 a. m.)

SECRETARY OF STATE, Fort Monroe:

The gentlemen here have accepted the proposed terms and will start for Fort Monroe at 9.30 a. m.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Copy to Secretary of War, Washington.)

FORT MONROE, VA., February 2, 1865-7 p. m.

(Received 8 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

Richmond party here. President Lincoln not arrived. I do not recognize them until he comes.

WM. H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

FORT MONROE, VA., February 2, 1865-11.30 p. m.

(Received 1.20 a. m. 3rd.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

I have the honor to report the arrival of the President at 10.30 p. m., and is now with Mr. Sewqard on board the River Queen. The interview will take place in the morning. The vessels of both parties are anchored half a mile out from dock.

THOS. T. ECKERT,

Major, &c.