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[Inclosure No. 2.]

BERRYVILLE, ARK., May 30, 1865.

Major JAMES W. COOPER:

SIR: Yours of the 29th instant is at hand, and in reply I would say my main object in addressing my last to you was to cause hostilities to cease on peaceable citizens in this country. It is not in the least my intention to seek any ungentlemanly advantage of you. My directions from headquarters are simply such as you saw yesterday. I sincerely wish to see you before to-night, and you can rest assured at the end of our conference that you can go safe to any place you wish, no matter if you surrender or not. The bearer of this, Henry Woods, will specify time and place where our meeting shall take effect.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES M. MOORE,

Major, Commanding U. S. Forced.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Fort Leavenworth, June 3, 1865.

DISTRICT COMMANDER OF DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS:

In accordance with directions of Lieutenant-Colonel Grant, commanding Armies of the United States, suspend the muster out of cavalry under General Orders, No. 83, War Department, except in cases ordered by me.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, June 3, 1865-5. 25 p. m.

General SPALDING,

Macon:

It is reported that the Ninth Missouri State Militia, at Mexico, intend to control the election at that place on Tuesday next. Strictly enforce the provisions of General Orders, No. 29, current series, War Department, on that occasion.

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, June 3, 1865.

Brigadier-General SPALDING,

Macon:

Major-General Pope telegraph that apprehensions are expressed by citizens of Mexico, on North Missouri Railroad, that the company of Missouri State Militia at that place will interfere with the election on Tuesday next. It is said that they have threatened to do so. This must not be allowed. Soldiers or officers will not interfere with the election in any way.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.