concerning matters in quartermaster's department. Have told Captain Carson as you directed. General Curtis is not yet here. Is expected to-morrow morning. Do not know whether he intends going west or not. Shall you return here?
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO, Santa Fe, N. Mex., August 15, 1864.
Colonel CHRISTOPHER CARSON,
Fort Sumner, N. Mex.:
COLONEL: Please give no more passes to Indians living on the reservation until further orders. There are now many Indian troubles, and the people will be alarmed even at seeing friendly Indians from the reservation. The Comanches have within a few days killed five Americans at Lower Cimarron Springs and run off cattle from a train of five wagons belonging to Mr. Allison, of this city. You will therefore have no word sent to them to come to make a treaty with Navajoes. Will 200 Apaches and Navajoes go with troops to fight Comanches, in case of serious troubles with the latter Indians?
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES H. CARLETON,
MILWAUKEE, August 15, 1864-11.45 a. m.
Please order six companies of the First U. S. Volunteers, which are to be sent to this department, to repair direct to Saint Louis, notifying me a day or two in advance of their arrival. I will send an officer in time to Saint Louis to meet and send them up the Missouri River. The other four companies can report here.
HDQRS. DIST. OF MINNESOTA, DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, Saint Paul, Minn., August 15, 1864.
His Excellency STEPHEN MILLER,
Governor of Minnesota, at Capitol:
SIR: I beg leave herewith to transmit for your information a copy of a dispatch of this date from these headquarters to Lieutenant-Colonel Pfaender, commanding Second Sub-District, in which he is instructed to avail himself of the co-operation and assistance of Colonel B. F. Smith, Minnesota State Militia, in any exigency where the safety of the frontier settlements may require it.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. H. SIBLEY,