HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
Washington, July 6, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
SIR: General J. E. Johnston, who had authority to go to Canada with his family, declined going on account of the health of Mrs. Johnston forbidding her traveling so far, and because his authority to go prohibited his return to the United States without authority. He has made application for amnesty, and does not want to risk becoming an exile. He now asks to have his parole extended so as to authorize him to go to Maryland, where his wife's relations reside. I am in favor of so extending his parole, and with your authority will so extend it.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
JULY 8, 1865.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,
ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 95.
Raleigh, N. C., July 6, 1865.
1. The continues of Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, and Onslow, and the counties to the eastward to those above named, will constitute the District of New Berne, to be commanded by Bvt. Major General C. J. Paine, headquarters at New Berne, N. C.
2. The counties of New Hanover, Duplin, Sampson, Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, Columkbus, and Brunswick, will constitute the District of Wilmington, to be commanded by Bvt. General J. W. Ames, headquarters at Wilmington, N. C.
3. The counties of Person, Orange, Chatham, and Moore, and the counties to the east of those above named, and not in the District of New Berne or Wilmington, will constitute the District of Raleigh, to be commanded by Bvt. Major General A. Ames, headquarters at Raleigh, N. C.
4. The counties of ashe, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, and Rutherford, and the counties to the westward of those above named, will constitute the District of West North Carolina, to be cmmanded by Bvt. Brigadier General Thomas T. Heath, headquarters at or near Morganton, N. C.
5. Those counties between the Districts of Raleigh and West North Carolina will constitute the District of Greensborough, to be commanded by Brigadier General S. P. Carter, headquarters at Greensborough, N. C.
6. This order will not be constructed to affect corps organizations.
By command of Bvt. Major General Ruger:
CLINTON A. CILLEY,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
WASHINGTON, July 7, 1865.
Raleigh, N. C.:
To guard against disease give the most stringent orders for the police of New Berne and Wilmington. Should the yellow fever break out at