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and his party, reported to me from a point near Salem, at 2 p. m. yesterday, that Jefferson Davis crossed the Apalachee River six miles above Furlow's Bridge, at a ford, about 11 p. m. of the 7th instant, and passed through Fairplay about 11 a. m. yesterday, taking a southwesterly course from Fairplay. Davis had about 250 men with him, and apparently intended to cross the Yellow River south of a battalion I had at Covington. That battalion had previously been ordered to guard the fords, ferries, and bridges of the Ulcofauhatchee and Yellow Rivers as far south as Planters Factory. General Wilson's force, along flint River from Jonesborough southward, should be notified. The Fifteenth Pennsylvania is in pursuit.

E. L. MOLINEUX.

Direct everybody north from Jonesborough to be on the qui vive.

By order, & c.:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Macon, Ga., may 10, 1865 - 11 a. m.

Bvt. Major General E. UPTON,

Atlanta, Ga.:

Your telegram is received. Lieutenant Brown will send the proper orders in regard to the rations. Come down as soon as you can, I wish to confer with you. Bring all the Northern papers you can find.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

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

Macon, Ga., May 10, 1865.

Bvt. Major General E. UPTON,

Atlanta, Ga.:

I have been positively informed that J. D., with six men, staid at a farm-house seven miles northeast of Atlanta on the night of the 7th. This seems to confirm Yeoman's story. Please have it thoroughly investigated. Report any further news you may have.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

ATLANTA, May 10, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILSON:

Dispatch received. Colonel Garrard has been directed to send a party to investigate the report. If true, he must now be in Alabama, where a detachment was sent the morning of the 7th. If I can get a train I will leave with the rations for Macon to-night. If not, will take regular train in the morning.

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General.

ATLANTA, May 10, 1865.

General WILSON:

Will send special train to-night to execute the order General Winslow delivered this p. m. by Lieutenant Bayard.

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General.

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