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to have some assurance that, in case of necessity, I can swing into Appalachicola or Montgomery, and find friends. W. T. Sherman, Major-General commanding. By telegraph from new Orleans, 17th September, via Cairo, 24th. Major-General Sherman. Your dispatch of the 10th has just been received. The plans you suggested have been under consideration, and preparations are now in progress. I think I can give you the assurance that you will find friends in Mobile, if the trouble in Arkansas River should be soon ended, how far east of that will depend upon the reenforcements that can be spared for this command? Ed. R. Canby, Major-General. Kingston, Georgia, November 7, 1864. General Canby, New Orleans. Beauregard has left Georgia altogether and shifted across to the neighborhood of Florence, Alabama, threatening to invade Tennessee. We are all ready for him there, and I have still an army with which to go on. If you hear I have destroyed Atlanta and marched south, be p