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FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 3, 1865.

(Received 5. 20 p. m.)

Major General JOHN POPE:

Colonel Potter, chief quartermaster, submitted the estimate for corn called for to supply General Connor to the Quartermaster-General on the 22nd; telegraphed him the 29th; he got no answer. It requires 500,000 bushels. The contracts should be let as soon as possible. Would it not be well for you to telegraph about it? Time with us now is everything.

Respectfully,

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, June 3, 1865-10. 50 a. m.

Captain BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

That portion of the Second Missouri Artillery within this department will be fully equipped as cavalry by the 9th instant, at Franklin, Mo.

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 3, 1865.

Major General JOHN POPE:

The following dispatch from Fort Riley is sent for your information:

U. S. CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS, Fort Larned, May 31, 1865.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Commanding District of the Upper Arkansas:

Until Major-General Pope can be heard from, you will suspend the contemplated campaign against the Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians; this with view to making peace with these tribes, [end] establishing them upon reservation south of the Arkansas and as of Fort Bascom.

By command of Major General John Pope:

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

General Ford has just returned form a scout that reported, and was about moving south of the Arkansas River after the tribes named. They stole fifteen head of stock six miles east of Fort Larned a few days ago.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, June 3, 1865.

Major-General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

You must do as you think best about Ford. General McCook had no authority from me to interfere in any manner with your troops.

JOHN. POPE,

Major-General.