War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0884 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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vost-marshal in the execution of his duties. If necessary, call upon the mayor and Governor for aid, and use the forces under your command.

You must see that the laws are executed.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York, July 14, 1863.

Brevet Brigadier-General BROWN, U. S. Army:

SIR: It is reported the rioters have already commenced their work of destruction. To-day there must be no child`s play. Some of the troops under your command should be sent immediately to attack and stop those who have commenced their infernal rascality in Yorkville and Harlem.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York, July 14, 1863.

General MILLER, Inspector-General, New York:

SIR: An application has been made for a force to protect the State Arsenal at Brooklyn. It is suggested that you detail 25 men, with 20 rounds, from the Brooklyn regiment, and order them to report at once to James McLean, military storekeeper of said arsenal, who is represented by the commanding general of ordnance as capable, with that force, to defend the arsenal. By command of Major-General Wool: T. J. CRAM, Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York, July 14, 1863.

Captain [STEPHEN G.] SLUYTER, Comdg. U. S. Gunboat Tulip, off foot of Wall Street:

SIR: In accordance with arrangements between you and Mr. [John J.] Cisco, the assistant treasurer, you are authorized to open on Wall or Pine street, or both, if signalled accordingly.

By command of Major-General Wool:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York, July 14, 1863. Commanding Officer, Seventh Avenue Arsenal:

SIR: You will adopt measures immediately to check the rioters in that neighborhood. The rioters have already commenced burning at Yorkville and Harlem. Washington Hall, in Harlem, is now burning.

By command of Major-General Wool:

T. J. CRAM, Colonel,

Aide-de-Camp, Chief of Staff.