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purchased this year for the Indians of the Upper Arkansas should be retained on the Missouri River for the present.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. LEAVENWORTH,

U. S. Indian Agent.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

In the Field, Fort Zarah, Kans., May 6, 1865.

Colonel JESSE H. LEAVENWORTH,

General Superintendent of the Western Indians:

COLONEL: Bvt. Brigadier General James H. Ford, commanding District of the Upper Arkansas, requested me to write to you informing you that he has received orders from department headquarters to proceed with all his forces in active hostilities against the Indians, and to pay no attention to any peace movements or propositions. For this purpose the general has just started to Fort Larned, Kans., and would be exceedingly pleased (if your health will permit) to meet you at that post before he starts out, which will be very soon.

Believe me to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT S. ROE.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 29, 1865-12 m.

General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

Kirby Smith has surrendered.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 29, 1865-1. 20 p. m.

Major-General POPE:

General Sanborn reports that Colonel Schnable with 400 men surrendered to him at Yellville, Ark.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 29, 1865.

General DODGE:

Following dispatch from General Sully just received. * Sully is obliged to lead his force up to fort Rice, thence to Devil's Lake. Connor must therefore attend to Powder River post, and must make an expedition north or northeast from Laramie. Cavalry is coming from Washington, so that you will have, including brigade now here, three full brigade. Connor mus finally deal with these Indians this summer. I will sen you all the troop you wish for that service, but it must be done by August.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

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*See Sully to Pope, 26th, beginning "My troops," p. 617.

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