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NEW BERNE, N. C., April 16, 1865 - 9. 25 p. m.

General L. C. EASTON,

Morehead City:

A messenger will leave here at 10. 30 p. m. with important dispatches from General Sherman to General Grant. Please have a boat ready to take him to Fortress Monroe.

R. M. SAWYER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MOREHEAD CITY, April 16, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN, Raleigh:

The New York Herald of the 13th reports Selma captured with Forrest and Roddey with their entire commands. The surrender of Lynchburg is officially reported by Secretary of War.

L. C. EASTON,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

MOREHEAD CITY, N. C., April 16, 1865.

(Received 10. 45 a. m. 18th.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, Washington:

The following is a copy of a telegram just received from General Sherman. I send it to you as he has directed me to keep youadvised of his movements by every opportunity:

General EASTON,

New Berne:

The capture of Selma is also announced in rebel papers. I expect every hour an answer from General Johnston, but shall start to-morrow toward Ashborough unless he makes clear and satisfactory terms. You have better hold yourself prepared to give clear and satisfactory terms. You have better hold yourself prepared to give us forage here when the railroad is done, as we have enough provision on hand, but send nothing this side of Goldsborough till ordered by myself, or some army commander.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

L. C. EASTON,

Brevet Major-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, April 16, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Raleigh:

The Raleigh road will be completed to the Neuse River bridge by to-morrow evening. I have straightened enough of the damaged rails to enable us to complete the track without taking up any of the Weldon road.

W. W. WRIGHT,

Colonel and Chief Engineer.

MORRISVILLE, April 16, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Raleigh, N. C.:

I will go to Durham Station or Kilpatrick's headquarters by railroad at once. We will put three or four cars ahead to explode torpedoes if