HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
FOURTH SEPARATE BRIGADE, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,
Jacksonville, Fla., April 24, 1865.
Major General SAM. JONES,
Commanding Confederate Forces:
GENERAL: It will give great pleasure to meet you on Tuesday at 3 o'clock in reference to the matter referred to in your communication of the 24th. I will defer giving you an answer to your communication of the 21st (in reference to refugees), received at the same time as the above, until I meet you.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Washington City, April 24, 1865-2. 20 p. m.
Major-General DIX, New York:
A dispatch from General Sherman states that-
Wilson held Macon on the 30th [20th], with Howell Cobb, G. W. Smith, and others as prisoners, but they claimed the benefit of my armistice, and he has telegraphed to me through the rebel lines for orders. I have answered him that he may draw out of Macon and hold his command for further orders, unless he has reason to believe the rebels are changing the status to our prejudice.
This Department has information that the President's murder was organized in Canada and approved at Richmond. One of the assassins now in prison, who attempted to kill Mr. Seward, is believed to be one of the Saint Albans raiders.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 1865.
(Received 1. 50 p. m.)
His Excellency A. JOHNSON, President of the United States:
Almost unanimous against the Sherman armistice. Feeling tremendous. I will be in Washington to-morrow.
J. W. FORNEY.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., April 24, 1865.
(Received 2. 35 p. m.)
His Excellency ANDREW JOHNSON, President of the United States:
Loyal men deplore and are outraged by Sherman' arrangement with Johnston. He should be promptly removed.
U. S. Senator.
Washington City, April 25, 1865-10. 50 a. m.
(Received 9. 30 a. m. 27th.)
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
Raleigh, or Headquarters in North Carolina:
Your dispatch received. The arrangement between Sherman and Johnston meets with universal disapprobation. No one of any class