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to report that all is quiet on the frontier. To-day I have directed that Vincent Marmaduke, a disloyal member of the State Convention, be permitted to give his parole to leave the State within ten days and not return during the war. Sample Orr, another disloyal member of the State Convention, and register of lands in Jefferson City, who I had confined for uttering disloyal sentiments in delivering a speech in Jefferson, was released by order of Governor Gamble. Whilst gentlemen who occupy high official positions are allowed to preach treason in the capital of the State it will require the most active, zealous, and energetic action on the part of the loyal troops to preserve law and order.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BEN. LOAN,

Brigadier-General, Missouri State Militia.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE FRONTIER,

Camp Babcock, November 20, 1862-8 a.m.

Brigadier General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Army of the Frontier:

No intelligence respecting movements of the enemy since my last dispatch. Have sent 600 mounted men and two howitzers in the direction of Fort Smith and Van Buren this morning. Will keep you advised of all information I obtain from that quarter.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Abstract from Return of the Department of the Missouri, Major General Samuel R. Curtis commanding, for the period ending November 20, 1862 (headquarters Saint Louis, Mo.)

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men. Aggregate

present

Headquarters staff 13 - 13

District of Saint Louis, 194 5,136 7,570

Mo.

District of Rolla, Mo. 156 3,479 4,932

Southwestern District of 153 2,801 4,185

Missouri.

Army of the Frontier 588 13,158 15,602

Central District of 113 2,177 3,072

Missouri

Northeastern District of 147 3,179 3,845

Missouri.

District of Kansas 43 940 1,387

District of Colorado. 22 369 622

District of Nebraska 26 395 714

Alton, Ill. 14 247 419

District of Eastern

Arkansas, Helena:

Infantry 578 11,034 14,597

Cavalry 182 3,126 4,962

Artillery 17 502 615

Total. 777 14,662 20,174

Grand total. 2,246 46,543 62,535

Piece of artillery

Command. Aggregate Heavy Field Aggregate

present present

and and

absent absent

last

monthly

return.

Headquarters staff 14 - - 9

District of Saint Louis, 8,734 13 6 14,558

Mo.

District of Rolla, Mo. 6,149 - - 6,141

Southwestern District of 5,285 - - 7,494

Missouri.

Army of the Frontier 20,044 - 52 17,859

Central District of 4,009 - 14 3,788

Missouri

Northeastern District of 4,431 - 4 4,242

Missouri.

District of Kansas 1,791 - 2 1,609

District of Colorado. 754 - 4 -

District of Nebraska 803 - - 803

Alton, Ill. 560 - - 516

District of Eastern

Arkansas, Helena:

Infantry 16,999 - - -

Cavalry 6,278 - 4 -

Artillery 806 - 38 -

Total. 24,083 - 42 27,513

Grand total. 76,657 13 124 84,532