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for the movement as you shall think best towards that object. Commanding officer at arsenal to furnish you such additional force as you need; also commanding officer at Carondelet the same.

J. H. EATON,

Major, Military Secretary.

HUNNEWELL, MO., September 6, 1861.

Major-General FREMONT:

Arrived here with evening. Salt River Bridge repaired so as to be passable. Rebel forces retreated from the road to Paris or Florida. Third engine went to Shelbina and saw train from the west, which came within 3 miles. The road will be clear to-morrow. Please send blankets and tents. Moore's men are without either.

JNO. POPE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

September 6, 1861.

Brigadier-General POPE:

Your dispatch received. I am re-enforcing you. Make no important move till you hear further.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Saint Louis, Mo., September 6, 1861.

Brigadier-General GRANT, Paducah, Ky.:

To enable you to continue personally in command of our forces at Cairo, Bird's Point, Cape Girardeau, and Ironton, I have directed Brigadier-General smith to repair to Paducah, and assume command of the forces now at that place and on the Kentucky side of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The order of the 5th instant informs you as to the nature of the operations to be carried on on both sides of the Mississippi River.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Jefferson City, Mo., September 5, 1861.

Major General JOHN C. FREMONT, Saint Louis, Mo.:

GENERAL: The steamer which transported Colonel Worthington's command up the river returned yesterday, bringing considerable property which they had taken and some prisoners. Harris is in that section beyond doubt, and I hope Washington may find him.

I have dispatches from Colonel Marshall at Lexington. This place is for the present perfectly safe.