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JANUARY 6, 1863.

Respectfully submitted to Secretary of War. Important.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

GALVESTON, TEX., December 22, 1862.

Major General J. B. MAGRUDER, C. S. A.,

Comdg. Military District of Texas, & c., Houston, Tex.:

GENERAL: We the undersigned, having received a communication from the mayor of this city, Mr. George W. Grover, stating that notice has been given by Colonel Debray, commanding Sub-Military District of Houston, that all communication between this city and the interior of the Statee is now cut off, we have respectfully to request you to state, for our information and guidance, if this order is intended to prohibit us from obtaining those provisions from the State which are necessary for the support of the aliens remaining at the port and who now compose the majority of the inhabitants.

We have the honor to be, your obedient servants,

ARTHUR T. LYNN,

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul, et al.

HDQRS. DIST. OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, AND ARIZONA,

Houston, Tex., December 23, 1862.

Major A. M. JACKSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I am instructed by Major-General Magruder to ask whether you know anything of General Sibley being ordered with his command to New Iberia, in Louisiana. All information in regard to General Sibley in your possession you are requested to communicate through Captain Loebnitz, who bears this to San Antonio and will return at once.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. P. TURNER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE GULF, No. 105.

Mobile, December 23, 1862.

By virtue of Special Orders, No. 62, Headquarters Department No. 2, the undersigned assumes command of the District of the Gulf.

The following staff is announced: Lieutenant Col. G. B. Cosby, chief of staff; Major T. J. Clay, adjutant and inspector general; Captain W. F. Mastin, assistant adjutant-general; Major V. Sheliha, chief of artillery; Major S. K. Hays, chief quartermaster; Lieutenant C. F. Johnson, Lieutenant J. N. Galleher, aides-de-camp; Lieutenant O. F. Rice, acting aide-de-camp.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General, Provisional Army.

GENERAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 111. Richmond, December 24, 1862.

I. The following proclamation of the President is published for the information and guidance of all concerned therein: