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by you for that purpose. I have ordered all paroled prisoners belonging to Texas to be sent to Galveston instead of to the mouth of Red River, with a view of saving them from a long and tiresome march through the country.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 27, 1865.

Brigadier General E. J. DAVIS,

On Board Steam Transport Hudson, off New Orleans:

GENERAL: I have the honor, by direction of the major-general commanding, to transmit herewith inclosed to the terms and supplemental articles of the military convention recently held in this city for the surrender of the forces, &c., of the Trans-Mississippi Department*, and to say that he desires you to present them to General E. K. Smith for his signature (above that of General Canby), and to bring them back with you on your return to this city.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 27, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. G. SAWTELLE,

Chief Quartermaster, Military Division of West Mississippi:

SIR: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that a force of 4,000 infantry is expected from Mobile in course of to-day and to-morrow to be transshipped on other steamers at this place and sent up the Red River for the purpose of relieving the rebel garrisons in that country. Be pleased to make immediate arrangements, so far so your department is concerned, in order that the supplies required may be held in readiness and no delay on that account occur in the movement of those troops. The calculations will be based upon thirty days' supplies.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Lieutenant Colonel C. B. Hinsdill, chief commissary of subsistence, Military Division of West Mississippi; Brigadier General James Totten, chief of ordnance and artillery, Military Division of West Mississippi.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 258.

Washington, May 27, 1865.

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4. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 70, February 12, 1865, from this office, as directed Brigadier General N. B. Buford, U. S. Volunteers, on being

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*See p. 600, except indorsements by Smith and Canby, which were subsequently added, together with Smith's approval of the supplemental terms.

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