with a view to a continuance of hostilities. The commanding general directs that you take every precaution to counteract their efforts and to guard against surprise and injury from them.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. H. H. EMMONS,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NATCHEZ, Numbers 117.
Natchez, Miss., May 8, 1865.
1. Colonel B. G. Farrar, Sixth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, having reported at these headquarters one expiration of leave of absence will resume command of the Post and Defenses of Natchez.
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By order of Brigadier General J. W. Davidson:
B. F. MOREY,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington, May 8, 1865-10. 40 a. m. (Received 9th.)
Have you received lately any letter from General Pope in relation to a Sioux Indian settlement? It is supposed by some who have interested themselves on the subject that General Pope misunderstands the matter and that you can set him right, if you have received a letter from him.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, Mo., May 8, 1865-2 p. m.
(Received 6 p. m.)
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
Washington, D. C.:
Colonel Sprague, whom I sent to Red River, met Kirby Smith on Saturday last at Alexandria. The result of his mission will be known in a couple of days.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 8, 1865.
Please report immediately your objections to friendly Sioux Indians being located at Red Wing.
U. S. GRANT,