SIOUX CITY, IOWA, June 2, 1865.
It is the Cheyenne Indians that are in the Black Hills, and they want to fight. We are suffering greatly for want of paymaster. Some of the men have not been paid for over a year. All are without pay for six months.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 1865-11 a. m.
General P. H. SHERIDAN:
It is probable a large force of cavalry will be required in Texas. If enough cannot be obtained in the West, let me know and I will send all that is required from here. I want Custer and Merritt left in Texas for the present. The whole State should be scoured to pick up Kirby Smith's men and the arms carried home by them.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE SOUTHWEST, Numbers 1.
New Orleans, La., June 3, 1865.
1. Bvt. Major Lawrence Kip, acting aide-de-camp, is hereby ordered to proceed to Mobile, Ala., for the purpose of communicating with Major-General Weitzel, commanding Twenty-fifth Army Corps, at that point. Upon the completion of this duty Major Kip will return to these headquarters without delay.
By command of Major-General Sheridan:
F. C. NEWHALL,
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 3, 1865-1 p. m.
You may turn over to railroad companies all their roads in your department, except such as it may be absolutely necessary for Government to run on their own account, and give them every facility for obtaining material for repairs and for running them, carrying all Government freight at such tariff as may be established by the Quartermaster-General, the corporations taking their chances hereafter of confiscation.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
June 3, 1865-10. 20 a. m.
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
New Orleans, La.:
Telegram from Washington inform that you have been directed to send seventy-five wooden pontoon-boats with bridging to Saint Louis,