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please send a scout from Sedalia in that direction, and one from Jefferson City toward Snibar Creek. Look out for him on the old route through Morgan.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

WARRENSBURG, July 12, 1864.

Captain M. U. FOSTER,

Holden:

Send this dispatch, with an escort of thirty men, to Major Houts, who is north of Chapel Hill. "Major T. W. Houts to move by forced marches to Kansas City, cross the river, and report to Colonel Ford, in Platte County, or wherever he may be found."

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

KANSAS CITY, July 12, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

Would respectfully recommend that no boats be allowed to pass down the river for the present.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, July 12, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Kansas City:

Allow no boats to pass down the river until further orders.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, July 12, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Kansas City;

Major Houts with 150 of the Seventh Missouri State Militia, at present north of Chapel Hill, has been ordered to move by forced marches to Kansas City, cross the river, and report to Ford. If necessary, to keep your command mounted with fresh horses, take them wherever they can be had, giving in all cases proper receipts. The same will be done by the Seventh Missouri State Militia and artillery. See that your command is well supplied with ammunition and take with you surgeons and ambulances. Telegraph the arrival of the Seventh Missouri State Militia and artillery, and the time you cross the river.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.