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GOLDSBOROUGH, February 24, 1865.

Honorable J. A. CAMPBELL, Assistant Secretary of War:

Enemy have agreed to receive the prisoners at Northeast River. Colonel Hatch will be here to-night, and the exchange will go on rapidly. General Bragg's headquarters are at Burgaw, about fifteen miles this side of Wilmington.

L. S. BAKER,

Brigadier-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, February 24, 1865.

General BRAGG, Teachey's, N. C.:

Mr. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of War, telegraphs to you that general Grant reaffirms his willingness to receive the prisoners at Wilmington. Colonel Hatch's dispacht received.

L. S. BAKER,

Brigadier-General.

BURGAW, February 24, 1865.

General BRAGG:

Secretary of War orders prisoners sent to Wilmington. Operator at Goldsborough please forward to General Bragg.

H. FORNO,

Colonel.

RICHMOND, February 24, 1865.

General BRAGG:

General Grant agrees that prisoners sent to Wilmington shall be counted, although captured on the way.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE Washington, February 25, 1865.

His Excellency Governor BROUGH, Columbus, Ohio:

Your telegram of yesterday received. The Secretary of War says it is inadmissible to put the striped clothing on Breckinridge. As to the cost, he will try to send you ten or twenty more.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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