War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0470 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., February 7, 1865-2.10 p. m.

Major-General DIX,

New York:

I think an arrangement will be made of the Kentucky command that will substantially answer the purpose, without interfering with existing arrangements.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

NEW YORK, February 7, 1865.

(Received 11.10 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Your dispatch is received. I am always ready to assume any duty you many think proper to assign to me, but if the arrangement suggested can be made, it would be more satisfactory to me to retain my present position.

JNO. A. DIX,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST,

New York City, February 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel F. TOWNSEND,

Superintendent, &c., Albany, N. Y.:

The cavalry company now being organized at Plattsburg, N. Y., will, upon its being mustered into the United States service, be reported to Brevet Major-General Robinson, commanding, to be sent for duty at Sickett's Harbor, N. Y.

By command of Major-General Dix:

D. T. WAN BUREN,

Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST,

New York City, February 7, 1865.

Major General J. C. ROBINSON,

Commanding Northern District of New York:

GENERAL: The commanding general has information "that a man named Briggs has been for some time past, and is now, engaged in organizing a body of men at or near Cape Vincent, with the avowed object of making a raid upon Kingston in retaliation for that upon Saint Albans." The commanding general directs that you make immediate investigation as to this allegation, and that your utmost efforts be used to prevent the outrage, if the same appears to be contemplated.

By command of Major-General Dix:

CHAS. O. JOLINE,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.