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[Inclosure.]

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL,

Saint Louis, Mo., July 18, 1864.

Lieutenant J. C. BRADEN,

Post Adjutant:

LIEUTENANT: I inclose you herewith order from the provost-marshal's department allowing steamer Evening Star to leave port without first complying with the requirements of General Orders, Numbers 114.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. QUIGG,

Captain, Commanding Provost Guard.

[Sub-inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

Saint Louis, July 16, 1864.

Captain E. W. Murphy, of the steamer Evening Star, has the necessary arms at the town of Washington, Mo., to constitute the proper armament for his boat, as required by Orders 114. He is hereby permitted to proceed to said town of Washington without arms. He has complied with the balance of said order and will not go beyond said town of Washington without taking the arms aboard.

By order of the provost-marshal-general:

WM. A. KEYSER,

Assistant Provost-Marshal-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, July 20, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Colonel J. P. Sanderson, provost-marshal-general, Department of the Missouri, whose attention is called to the general order in question, wherein it is made the duty of the post commander to execute the order in this city. It is supposed a mistake has been made or the order misapprehended, and information as to the cause is desired.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

Saint Louis, Mo., July 21, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Captain Keyser, and an explanation asked for the authority under which the within was granted.

J. P. SANDERSON,

Provost-Marshal-General.

[Third indorsement.]

Respectfully returned with answer inclosed.

KEYSER.