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BOON HILL, April 9, 1865.

Major-General WHEELER:

Acknowledge receipt of telegram of 9 a. m.

WADE HAMTPON,

Lieutenant-General.

DANVILLE, VA., April 10, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Headquarters, via Raleigh, N. C.:

A scout reports that General Lee surrendered the remnant of his army near to Appomattox Court-House yesterday. No official intelligence of the event, but there is little room for doubt as to result. General H. H. Walker is ordered with forces here to join you at Greensborough. Let met hear from you there. I will have need to see you to confer as to future action.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

APRIL 11, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON

The above is my telegram of yesterday, which is repeated as requested.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, April 10, 1865-10 a. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Danville:

Sherman is moving toward Raleigh, and we falling back.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 10, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Major Holmes reports yesterday from Greensborough that enemy is reported raiding again in Stokes Country, forty miles from that town. Colonel Wheeler reports from Henry County that enemy has been heavily re-enforced at Henry Court-House, and left that place early yesterday morning, mvoing toward Leasksville and Madison. These movements indicate evidently a raid on Danville railroad, and probably on Greensborough. Can ou spare any cavalry for their defense? Not time should be lost.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 10, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Dispatch 10. 30 a. m. received. Ferguson moves to-day from Salisbury toward Greensborough. Colonel Cook's regiment must be near him. No other cavalry could reach that quarter in time.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

(Forwarded by Brent to Beauregard, expected at Hillsborough on special train.)