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done under this authority, and the Indians have sent no cattle out of the country for any purpose whatever. All cattle taken out of the country or held in Kansas on any pretend authority from the Indians are stolen cattle, and I would most respectfully request that the commandant of the post of Fort Scott and other military stations in Southern Kansas be notified of these facts, and that stringent measures be taken to stop this wholesale robbery of our already too destitute people, the perpetrators punished, and the property restored to the rightful owners.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. A. CUTLER,

U. S. Creek Agent.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Fort Gibson, June 2, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Brevet Brigadier-General Blair, commanding First Sub-District, who will seize all cattle driven out of the Indian territories in violation of the act of Congress of March 3, 1865, and hold them subject to the orders of Indian agent representing the tribe to whom the cattle belong. The parties found in charge of such cattle will be placed in close arrest and held for trial and punishment under the act of Congress referred to.

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General CONNOR,

Julesburg:

I can send you all the cavalry you wish. You must keep your mounted men active. I think a large force should be sent west of the mountains. Let me know many you want.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General CONNOR,

Julesburg:

Do you not think there has been some tampering with the Indians west of Rocky Mountains? You know to whom I allude.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 27, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General FORD,

Fort Riley:

You need not come to Leavenworth. Colonel Jennison's case is over. I can send you more cavalry if you want. Tell me how much more you want besides the eight companies now on their way and the eight companies of infantry that have arrived. You will be called upon for one or two companies as an escort for wagon road party going up Smoky Hill Fork. I want those Indians punished, and will give you all the force you desire.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.