War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0925 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CLARKSBURG, W. VA., March 10, 1865.

Major CHARLES H. DAY, Bullown:

The State Scouts at Glenville are penned up in the court-house defending themselves from twenty-five to fifty rebels. Send a force of not over one company to aid them at Glenville, or capture the rebels as they fall back from a force ordered from Weston.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Forces.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, March 11, 1865-1 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Special Orders, Numbers 48, in relation to trade permits, has just been received and is approved. But have you not limited it too much by the specification of "Treasury trade permits?" So as to meet the whole mischief should it not include all "trade permits," by whomsoever granted, so as to cover every species of trade license, including unauthorized licenses by military commanders as well as the Treasury permits, and also to prevent abuses under the President's permits? I am content, however, with the order in any form you choose.

E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

There is no vacant brigadiership to which Brevet Brigadier-General Harris can be appointed.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, VA., March 11, 1865-8.30 p.m .

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

I would like to have either Hartsuff or Sykes ordered here to command a division which has no general officer. This is the division now commanded by Brevet Brigadier-General Harris, who goes out of service.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 11, 1865.

(Received 11.10 a.m.)

Major-General MEADE:

I will go to the front this morning with Mr. Washburne and a small party, consisting of six ladies and about an equal number of gentlemen. We will leave here at 12 m., and go to the extreme left of first. Will you join us? We would like to have two ambulances on the left when we arrive.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.