War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0823 Chapter XXXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[Inclosure Numbers 3.]

Colonel ADAMS:

SIR: Your note is received. The demand relative to the negroes must be complied with. The matter of disagreement relating to your orders from General Blunt and General Curtis is a matter which can be more readily settled elsewhere than here.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

RICH'D C. VAUGHAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[P. S.]-At it is already late, I must require that you permit no portion of the property and negroes, above alluded to, to leave your lines.

[Inclosure Numbers 4.]

HDQRS. TWELFTH REGIMENT KANSAS VOLUNTEERS,

November 27, 1862.

Brigadier General R. C. VAUGHAN:

SIR: My guards are out and I shall follow your order relative to keeping whatever is within my lines here. I am subject to arrest from you, and choose a trial by court-martial rather than turn the negroes out of my camp. I do not do this, believe me, General Vaughan, out of disrespect to you, but because I believe it to be contrary to a general order from the War Department so to do.

Very respectfully, &c.,

CHAS. W. ADAMS,

Colonel, Commanding Twelfth Regiment Kansas Volunteers.

DEAR GENERAL: If you will receive an informal visit from me, I will be glad to see you.

Yours, truly,

CHAS. W. ADAMS,

Colonel, Commanding.

[Inclosure Numbers 5.]

IN THE FIELD,

Jackson County, November 27, 1862.

Colonel C. W. ADAMS,

Commanding Twelfth Kansas:

COLONEL: You are hereby arrested and required to report at Saint Louis to General Curtis on the 15th of December.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

RICH'D C. VAUGHAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure Numbers 6.]

SPECIAL ORDERS.] IN THE FIELD,

Jackson County, November 28, 1862.

Officer in Command of the Twelfth Kansas Regiment:

The bearer, Major Biggers, visits your camp for the purpose of delivering this order and returning the property taken by your command from citizens of this State. You are hereby ordered to deliver the same without unnecessary delay. An officer will be ready to receive it.

I am, sir, yours, &c.,

RICH'D C. VAUGHAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.