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WARRENSBURG, MO., July 19, 1864.

General FISK:

I am informed by telegraph from Lexington that there is a considerable force of rebels in the southeast part of Ray County, and that an attack on Richmond is apprehended, and that there is another band in the southeast part of Carroll County, on Grand River.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

CHILLICOTHE, July 19, 1864.

General FISK:

The following message just received:

KINGSTON, July 19, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Chillicothe:

About 150 or 200 guerrillas robbed Kingston yesterday evening. This morning at sunrise they were seen going down Muddy in the direction of Utica. Be on the alert. We will follow them.

H. B. CHAPMAN,

Captain Commanding men under Order 107.

If they come here I will give them thunder. I will have a sufficient force of Enrolled Militia and citizens to whale them.

A. J. SWAIN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

CHILLICOTHE, July 19, 1864.

General FISK:

The last heard from Thornton he was fifteen miles south of Utica. I am ready for him. Our citizens are a unit for once. We are all quiet and determined to clean them up if we get a chance. There is no panic among the people. Give yourself no uneasiness; we will do our duty to a man.

A. J. SWAIN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel A. J. SWAIN,

Chillicothe:

Get out all the force you can and pursue the Thornton fiends with vigor and destruction. I have ordered the Brookfield troops on aid you. I have nothing here to re-enforce you with.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

CHILLICOTHE, July 19, 1864.

General FISK:

There are said to be 300 or 400 bushwhackers near Finney's Point, some fifteen or sixteen miles southwest of Utica. They are making for the forks of Grand River, near Utica. They are plundering, burning, and killing as they go. My informant is Captain Phillips, formerly or