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City point, Aug. 26, 1864.Major-General Sheridan, Charlestown, Va.: In stripping Loudoun County of supplies, &c., impress from all loyal persons so that they may receive pay for what is taken from them. I am informed by the Assistant Secretary of War that Loudoun County has a large population of Quakers, who are all favorably disposed to the Union. These people may be exempted from arrest. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. headquarters armies of the United States City point, Va., Aug. 26-2:30 P. M.-1864. Major-General Sheridan, Halltown, Va.: Telegraphed you that I had good reason for believing that Fitz Lee had been ordered back here. I now think it likely that all troops will be ordered back from the valley except what they believe to be the minimum number to detain you. My reason for supl)osing this is based upon the fact that yielding up the Weldon road seems to be a blow to the enemy he cannot stand. I think 1 do not overstate the loss of the enemy in the last two