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indubitable evidence that Jeff. Davis, Clement C. Clay, Jacob Thompson, George N. Sanders, Beverly Tucker, and W. C. Cleary incited and concerted the assassination of Mr. Lincoln and the attempted assassination of Mr. Seward. He therefore officers for the arrest of Davis, Clay, and Thompson $100,000 each; for Sanders and Tucker, $25,000 each; and for Cleary, $10,000. Publish this in hand-bill; circulate everywhere, and urge the greatest possible activity in the pursuit.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

(Same to Brevet Brigadier-General Winslow, Atlanta, care Colonel Eggleston.)

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 8, 1865.

Colonel B. B. EGGLESTON,

Atlanta, Ga.:

Have published and circulate the President's proclamation offering a reward for Jeff. Davis' arrest. Send me any news you may have, and forward the following telegram to General Steedman and Resaca:

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 8, 1865-4 p. m.

Major General J. B. STEEDMAN,

Resaca, Ga.:

(Via Atlanta, through Colonel Eggleston.)

Your letter of the 5th is just received. I can put 3,000 men to work on the railroad in a few days, in addition to what the Georgia authorities can and will do. The road can be repaired in about thirty days. A bridge is already framed for the Chattahoochee River. I will do all in my power to meet you be getting out ties, laying track, and building bridges. Tools will be needed, but how many, I don't know. Everything is on the lookout for J. D. His cavalry escort is dissolved and he a fugitive, but in what direction is not known. Please assist my people in bringing a mail for the command.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

ATLANTA, May 8, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

Lieutenants Yeoman is here and reports that part of Davis' escort was near Lawrenceburg yesterday (7th), but lost the trail before night. Yeoman thinks he was trying to cross at Warsaw last night. Yeoman will cross the river at Vining's to-night.

B. B. EGGLESTON,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 8, 1865-11 p. m.

Colonel B. B. EGGLESTON,

Atlanta, Ga.:

Your dispatch received. Keep General Winslow well informed and if you get on the trail follow it closely.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.