forward as rapidly as possible. The bankers here have information to-day that Jeff. Davis' specie is moving south from Goldsborough in wagons as fast as possible. I suggest that orders be telegraphed through General Thomas that Wilson obey no orders of Sherman, and notifying him and General Canby and all commanders on the Mississippi River to take measures to intercept the rebel chiefs and their plunder. The specie taken with them is estimated here at from six to thirteen millions.
H. W. HALLECK,
RALEIGH, N. C., April 26, 1865-10 p. m.
(Received 9. 30 a. m. 28th.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
General Johnston surrendered the forces under his command, embracing all from here to the Chattahoochee, to General Sherman, on the basis agreed upon between General Lee and myself for the Army of Virginia. Please order Sheridan back to Petersburg at once. If you think proper a sufficient force may go on to Danville to take possession of all munitions of war that may be stored there. Send copy of this to the Secretary of War.
U. S. GRANT,
TWENTY-EIGHTH MILES FROM RALEIGH,
April 26, 1865-3 p. m (Received 5. 30 p. m.)
General Johnston was detained by an accident to his railroad. We have now agreed substantially to the terms of Lee's army for his at Greensborough, and will sign the terms before parting. Better await my coming this evening.
W. T. SHERMAN,
DURHAM'S, April 26, 1865.
The convention is signed all right. Will be down in a couple of hours.
W. T. SHERMAN,
GREENSBOROUGH, April 26, 1865-2 a. m.
(Received 7. 10 a. m.)
(Through General Butler.)
I will meet you at time and place you designate. Is armistice with status quo renewed?
J. E. JOHNSTON,