HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,
Lexington, Ky., June 3, 1863.
Brigadier-General CARTER, Somerset, Ky.:
Your division has just been assigned to the Twenty-third Army Corps. You will be left in charge of the operations in your front. [R. Clay] Crawford's battery, at Hickman Bridge, is directed to report to you. Issue what orders you deem necessary to it. Your cavalry force will soon be increased. Report to me immediately your necessities, and what change, if any, it may be necessary to make in the disposition of your forces. Your command will consist of your own division, excluding all troops belonging to the Ninth Corps.
GEO. L. HARTSUFF,
Major-General, Commanding Twenty-third Army Corps.
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES FORCES,
Glasgow. Ky., June 3, 1863.
In conformity with instructions from Major-General Hartsuff, commanding Twenty-third Army Corps, and Brigadier-General Boyle, commanding District of Kentucky, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this post and of the troops belonging to the Twenty-third Army Corps thereat and between Glasgow and the Cumberland River. The composition of the staff of the brigadier-general commanding will be announced in future orders.
By order of Brigadier General H. M. Judah:
D. W. H. DAY,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CHICAGO, June 3, 1863.
(Received 10.38 p. m.)
Honorable ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President:
At a meeting held to-day in reference to the suppression of the Chicago Times, by order of General Burnside, the following was adopted:
Whereas, in the opinion of this meeting of citizens, of all parties, the peace of this city and State, if not the general welfare of the country,m are likely to be promoted by th suspension or rescinding of the recent order of General Burnside for the suppression of the Chicago Times: Therefore.
Resolved, That upon the ground of expediency alone, such of our citizens as concur in this opinion, without regard to party, are hereby recommended to unite in a petition to the President, respectfully asking the suspension or rescinding said order.
The undersigned, in pursuance of the above resolution, respectfully petition the President's favorable consideration and action in accordance therewith.
F. C. SHERMAN,
Mayor of Chicago.
WILLIAM B. OGDEN.
E. VAN BUREN.
SAMUEL W. FULLER.
S. S. HAYES.
VAN H. HIGGINS.
A. C. COVENTRY.
W. A. HOHN.
HENRY G. MILLER.
M. F. FEELEY.
We respectfully ask for the above the serious and prompt consideration of the President.
ISAAC N. ARNOLD
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