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wish than that your future may be as bright and honorable as has been your past, and when the cruel war is over I shall hope to meet you in peaceful pursuit and in enjoyment of that measures of prosperity your energies most justly merit.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

WESTON, May 23, 1865.

Brigadier-General PRATT:

About 100 bushwhackers are within or near our borders. Six men of Platte and adjoining counties have lately lost their lives. The excitement is intense. Judge Herron has adjourned his court. The demand for 200 militia to be put on active duty is most urgent. I respectfully await your orders accordingly.

WM. J. FITZGERALD,

Colonel Platte County (Missouri) Militia.

MACON, May 23, 1865.

Colonel DENNY,

Glasgow, Mo.:

It is reported that there are 100 guerrillas in Platte County. Have you any force you can send in that direction? Send orders to the Ray County (Missouri) Militia to move at once. Answer.

By order of General Fisk:

A. J. HARDING,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

MACON, May 23, 1865.

Colonel DENNY,

Commanding, Glasgow, Mo.:

You will send the following dispatch by courier at once:

Captain YOUNGER,

Commanding Ray [Clay] County (Missouri) Militia, Liberty, Mo.:

You will proceed with your company, mounted, armed, and equipped, to Platte County forthwith. Scout after bushwhackers. Exterminate them.

By order of Brigadier-General Fisk:

A. J. HARDING,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

A. J. HARDING,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

MACON, MO., May 23, 1865.

Lieutenant BOUCHER,

Commanding Livingston County Company, Chillicothe, Mo.:

You will move to Clay County with your command at once, and thence toward Platte and scout after guerrillas now there. Answer how soon you can move.

By order of Brigadier-General Fisk:

A. J. HARDING,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.