To Ulysses S. Grant 
Lieut. Gen. Grant War Department,
City-Point, Va Washington, D.C., Sep. 29 1864.
I hope it will lay no constraint on you, nor do harm any way, for me to say I am a little afraid lest Lee sends re-enforcements to Early, and thus enables him to turn upon Sheridan.
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 188. Grant replied on the same day: ``Your despatch just received. I am taking steps to prevent Lee sending reenforcements to Early by attacking him here. Our advance is now within six miles of Richmond and have captured some very strong enclosed forts, some fifteen or more pieces of artillery and several hundred prisoners. Although I have been at the front I can give no estimate of our losses, about 600 wounded men however have been brought in'' (DLC-RTL).