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WASHINGTON, D. C., March 3, 1865-2.30 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

The regiment sent to Baltimore is not half as strong as the one taken away, and General Morris thinks his department has not a sufficient force. He has represented the matter to General Hancock, but the latter thinks he can spare no troops for Baltimore.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865-4 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

If General Morris requires more troops, he can have the Third Regular Infantry, which was sent here but a short time since. If there are any new regiments raised in the States east of the State of Ohio let them all report to General Hancock.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, March 3, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The chief-of-staff bill has passed both Houses, and will be a law to-morrow. If you send your recommendation to me it will be immediately attended to. We may start for City Point Tuesday or Wednesday next. Shall take medal. Will you send me a pass for self and friends?

E. B. WASHBURNE.

CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865.

Honorable E. B. WASHBURNE,

Washington:

I have sent recommendation for Rawlins' appointment to the Secretary of War. Your pass will go u by mail in the morning.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, March 3, 1865-11.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Provost-marshal-general reports thirty-six deserters as received at these headquarters up to midnight last night. Wright reports this morning thirty-six as coming into his lines last night. These are not included in the above report of provost-general, as they have not yet reached these headquarters. Of these last, Wright reports twenty-one as bringing in their arms, and as expecting pay for them, under their construction of your order. I deem it of great importance these arms