HDQRS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 19, 1865.
I send to your care by telegram a dispatch* for General Gilmore, which you will forward to him by special steamer. Wou will also send him a copy of Special Field Orders, Numbers 58, of this date, which I send you by telegraph this morning.
W. T. SHERMAN,
RALEIGH, April 19, 1865-11,40 a. m.
A messenger is at M [orehead] City from General Gillmore and awaiting my messages. If you have not sent them from Wilmington do not do so.
W. T. SHERMAN,
WILMINGTON, April 19, 1865.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
Your dispatches all received together at 12. I have, therefore, taken no steps to forward them.
J. R. HAWLEY,
APRIL 19, 1865.
Some half dozen of the leading members of the North Carolina Legislature have come in here, and they desire permission to go to Raleigh to see you, with a view of getting the legislature together to take measures for bringing out the Union sentimen,&c. If there is no objections I shall send them up. Some of these men I have known for a long time, and I think they will do good. No later papers yet.
I. N. PALMER,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, raleigh, N. C., April 19, 1865.
It is not time yet to convene the North Carolina Legislature, but when it becomes a proper time General Sherman will give due notice when you can allow the members to come to Raleigh.
L. M. DAYTON,
* See beginning with "I have made an agreement," p. 255.