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Commissary-General at Washington to give specific orders to Grafton, Cumberland, Martinsburg, and Sandy Hook. Won't you send some by Marietta road?

W. P. SMITH,

Master Transportation.

153.] CINCINNATI, January 22, 1865-10 p. m.

W. P. SMITH,

Baltimore, Md.:

Your dispatch of this day received. I regret you have had so much trouble about coffee. It should not have been so. I have advised you fully to-night at 8 o'clock as to sending to Parkersburg. I may conclude in the morning to send some by the Marietta road.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.

154.] PARKERSBURG, January 23, 1865.

Colonel PARSONS,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Navigation has been resumed this morning; boats leaving here for Wheeling and Pittsburg.

SAML. C. GALE,

Agent.

155.] EVANSVILLE, January 23, 1865.

Colonel L. B. PARSONS:

(Care Colonel McKim, Cincinnati, Ohio.)

Steamers Emma Floyd, Naugatuck, and Argyle have passed up since my dispatch of yesterday.

I. W. HART,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

156.] PARKERSBURG, January 23, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

When may I expect the troops here? Please answer quick.

SAM. C. GALE.

157.] CINCINNATI, January 23, 1865. -11. 30 a. m.

SAMUEL C. GALE,

Agent, Parkersburg, Va.:

About 3,000 will start this evening and reach you in front two to two and a half days. Will advise you when others start.

LEWIS B. PARSONS,

Colonel and Chief of Rail and River Transportation.