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some one with authority to raise one or more companies here at once under Order No. 107? We think from 400 to 500 reliable men might be raised in this county to meet the present emergency.

JOHN D. S. DRYDEN,

WM. CARSON,

W. W. LOIN,

JOHN BRAGS,

Committee of Public Safety.

KIDDER, July 22, 1864.

General FISK:

I found the brush full of bushwhackers at Kingston. They charged into town while there. I made my escape. Arms and ammunition have not arrived. Be sure and send by morning train. I await your orders.

A. J. BARR,

Colonel.

CAMERON, July 22, 1864.

General FISK:

At Kidder there are eighty men but no ammunition. Captain Truax with seventy men well armed are here. Shall I throw the two together and move upon the guerrillas to-night? Send arms, ammunition, &c., which I receipted for, immediately. Messenger just in reports the enemy 200 strong at Kingston. George Smith and Cox were at Plattsburg this morning.

A. J. BARR,

Colonel.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 22, 1864.

Colonel BARR:

Pitch into the enemy forthwith with everything you can muster. Colonel Swain will be on the morning train with abundance of ammunition, guns, arms, &c. Go in the morning.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 22, 1864.

Captain J. TRUAX:

Move to Kingston to-morrow morning in company with Colonel Barr, who is now at Kidder. Make an early junction with the force pursuing Thornton and Thrailkill, and join in the extermination of every bushwhacker.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 22, 1864.

Honorable A. KREKEL,

Saint Charles:

Thanks for your kind remembrance in this emergency. The loyalists of the northwest are coming to my aid generously and promptly. I may draw on Saint Charles County at sight. If so, I know there will