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ready cash. Would there be any objection to amending my order so as to allow this? Now that the sources of supply are cut off from the enemy, it is a great object to deprive the enemy of present supply of arms.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, March 3, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

There is no objection to your paying rebel deserters for their arms, horses, or anything they bring in, a full and fair price. That kind of trade will not injure the service.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865-2 p.m.

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I send an expedition up the Rappahannock to-morrow. If General Augur sends out to destroy the railroad his forces should start by the 6th.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865-3 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I would respectfully recommend John A. Rawlins for the appointment of brigadier-general and chief of staff, under the bill which has just passed both houses of Congress. Will you please do me the favor to indorse this recommendation favorably.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., March 3, 1865-6 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The nomination of General Rawlins will be sent in immediately, and with great pleasure.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865-6 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

The following communication has just been received from General Lee.*

General Ord met General Longstreet a few days since, at the request of the latter, to arrange for the exchange of citizen prisoners and pris-

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*See Lee to Grant, March 2 [inclosure No. 1], p. 824.

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