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immediate arrest and imprisonment, and hold him subject to the orders of the War Department.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

COLUMBUS, May 9, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. H. WILSON:

Shall I parole the Confederate officers and men at this place, or will you send an officer for that purpose? Many are anxious to be paroled, that they may go home in safety.

J. C. COLE.

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

Macon, Ga., May 9, 1865.

Colonel J. C. COLE, C. S. Army,

Commanding post at Columbus, Ga.:

An officer has been sent to Columbus. He will parole all officers and men at that place. Show him this telegram.

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Macon, Ga., May 9, 1865.

In pursuance of instructions from the President of the United States notice is hereby given that neither the Legislature nor any other political body in Georgia will be permitted to assemble under the call of the rebel State authorities. The people are earnestly counseled to resume their peaceful pursuits throughout the State, and are assured that the President of the United States will, without delay, exert all the lawful powers of his office to relieve them from the bondage of rebel tyranny and to restore them to the enjoyment of peace and order, with security of life, liberty, and property under the Constitution and laws of the United States and of their own State.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Macon, Ga., May 9, 1865.

All Confederate officers and soldiers in the States of the Georgia and Florida who have not been paroled in accordance with the terms of the convention between Major-General Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston, agreed upon April 26, 1865, are hereby ordered to turn in their arms, render an account for public stores in their possession, and report to either of the following-named officers before the 25th day of May for the purpose of taking their paroles on pain of being consid-