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Division of the Missouri, will report to Major General J. G. Blunt, commanding District of South Kansas, for assignment to duty.

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11. Subject to approval of the War Department, l the First, Second, and Third Regiments of Indian Home Guards will be mustered out of service and recognized into one or more regiments, to serve until the last day of February, 1866, unless sooner discharged. The muster out to date 30th instant and the reorganization May 1 proximo. Major General J. B. Blunt, commanding District of South Kansas, is charged with the execution of this order under special instructions from these headquarters.

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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 7TH ARMY CORPS,

Fort Gibson, C. N., April 29, 1865.

Brigadier General CYRUS BUSSEY,

Commanding Third Division, Seventh Army Corps, Fort Smith, Ark.:

SIR: A scout of the enemy, some thirty-five in number (all mounted), swam Arkansas River at a point thirty-eight miles above. They also swam Wredigris; no ford at either place. Some infantry and every scout I could mount are after them. They travel in the night. I think from the course last reported they will cross at Gilstrap's Ford, eighty-five miles up Grand River, and are working toward Bentonville. They came in from Red River. I am stationing my troops so as to take in any party, if possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. A. PHILLIPS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

April 29, 1865 - 10. 50 a. m.

General DODGE:

I think you had best send to Jeff. Thompson, inclosing Grant's correspondence with lee, and the official telegrams announcing surrender of Mobile and Johnston, and notifying Thompson that if he does not at once accept the same terms for himself and his men, he and they will be declared outlaws, who will be hunted down and to whom no terms will be granted hereafter under any circumstances.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 29, 1865 - 3. 35 p. m.

General DODGE:

Following telegram just received. Instruct Colonel Ford Accordingly:

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 29, 1865 - 12 m.

Major-General POPE:

The Secretary of the Interior informs me that Leavenworth has no authority to make any treaty with the Indians whatever, and that there is no reason why Gen-