be no protest. A day or two will determine the magnitude of this new conspiracy. I hope it will not extend to your section. I am pressing Thornton from all sides, and hope to crush him soon.
CLINTON B. FISK,
WARRENSBURG, July 22, 1864.
Major General S. R. CURTIS:
Todd and Yeager with 150 thieves robbed Arrow Rock on the night of the 20th, and passed west through La Fayette County to-day. Yeager was shot through the head and mortally wounded. My troops are on the north side of the river, and General McKean should look out for guerrillas on the border.
E. B. BROWN,
Lawrence, Kans., July 22, 1864.
Commanding District of South Kansas, Paola, Kans.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that at a mass-meeting of the citizens of this city this afternoon the citizens have pledged themselves to furnish fifty men to work upon the fortifications at this post. These men are to be paid by certificates of labor given by the superintendent of the works. The people have taken great interest in the matter, and I have no doubt but that the works will be soon completed. Assistant Engineer Rumus arrived this afternoon to take charge of the works.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. D. McLAIN,
Captain Indpt. Batty., Colorado Vol. Arty., Commanding Post.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 22, 1864.
COMMANDING OFFICER OLATHE, KANS.:
Keep a good lookout. Guerrillas reported passing west through La Fayette County, Mo., to-day 150 strong.
C. S. CHARLOT,
OMAHA, July 22, 1864.
Colonel S. W. SUMMERS,
Seventh Iowa Cavalry:
If state of affairs exists as per your dispatch, send an officer and twenty men to Plum Creek at once. Company A will be with you in three or four days.
JOHN A. WILCOX,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.