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as practicable you send a command to the Pawnee Village with instructions to demand of the chiefs of the Pawnees the persons of the members of the tribe guilty of the murder of our soldiers, and in case of refusal to arrest five of the chiefs or principal men, bring them to Fort Kearny, where you will hold them securely, and report your action to these headquarters. As this is an important and delicate duty the general would prefer, if you have not a firm an discreet officer to command in person while making the arrest. If upon arriving at the Indian village and upon further investigation you have any doubts of the guilt of the Pawnees, of course you will not make the arrest, but will further investigate the matter.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. F. PRICE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,

Milwaukee, Wis., May 29, 1865-10. 25 a. m.

Major General JOHN POPE:

General Sully reports Indians drove off fifty head of animals at Vermillion. Soldiers pursued and recovered them.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,

Milwaukee, Wis., May 29, 1865-11. 40 p. m.

Major-General CURTIS,

Milwaukee, Wis.:

If you absolutely need another cavalry regiment in Minnesota I will probably bee able to send you one in the course of a week. They are sending me cavalry from Washington. Have written you to-day by mail. *

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 29, 1865.

Major General S. R. CURTIS,

Commanding Department of the Northwest, Milwaukee, Wis.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 23rd, covering copies of letters from you to various persons

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*See next, post.

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