st, clearly proving that at this moment there is no peace.
I fear there is not much chance of any agreement between the contending parties until more decided successes are gained on our side.
I would have liked to have sent a few lines to Johnny Wise by the Commissioners, but they went up the river, and did not pass through my lines.
Headquarters army of the Potomac, February 7, 1865.
I have not written you for several days, owing to being very much occupied with military operations.
We are now at Farmville, on the Appomattox, Lee having started for Danville; but we cut him off and forced him back towards Lynchburg.
I am happy to tell you that I have reliable intelligence from Confederate officers that neither Mr. Wise
Henry A. Wise, brother-in-law of Mrs. Meade. nor his sons are dead.
George is quite well, and has, with Lyman and Dr. McParlin, taken good care of me. Major Smyth joined us just as we were moving, and has had a grand opportunity to see eve