the road. An estimate for 500,000 bushels of corn for Your command has been made, and will be forwarded and distributed as You recommended when here.
I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,
Julesburg, Colo. Ter., June 13, 1865.
Honorable A. S. PADDOCK,
Acting Governor Territory of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebr. Ter.:
DEAR SIR: I am in receipt of a note from A. S. porter, of Dakota, Nebr. Ter., and indorsed by yourself, which refers to the unprotected state of certain counties in Your Territory. I regret exceedingly that necessity compelled me to withdraw the troops from Dakota, Columbus, and Omaha. As You must be aware, I have a large district, a long line of road to protect, and comparatively but few troops to do it. Furthermore, it was represented to me that no necessity existed for the presence of troops at those points; and knowing that an imperative necessity existed for their presence farther west, and that the public good would be subserved thereby, I withdrew them. I have already taken steps for the protection of Columbus and neighboring settlements, and You may assure the people of Dakota that as soon as re-enforcements now en route reach me they shall have all necessary protection. I have authorized Colonel Livingston to grant the leave of absence asked for by the band of the First Nebraska Cavalry.
I have the honor to remain, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
P. EDW. CONNOR,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO, Numbers 18.
Albuquerque, N. Mex., June 13, 1865.
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VIII. Colonel Christopher Carson, First Cavalry New Mexico Volunteers, hereby has authority to retain at the camp which he has established near Cedar Bluffs, on the Cimarron route, until further orders, Captain Kemp's company (H), First Infantry New Mexico Volunteers.
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By command of Brigadier-General Carleton:
ERASTUS W. WOOD,
Captain, First California Veteran Infantry, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST,
New Orleans, June 14, 1865. (Received 11 p. m. 16th.)
Bvt. Major General J. A. RAWLINS, Washington:
I send You the following extract from a letter just received from General Steele. I cannot vouch for the correctness of the information:
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
Brazos Santiago, June 10, 1865.
General P. H. SHERIDAN,
Commanding Military Division of the Southwest:
GENERAL: The people of Texas say that Walker's division of rebels is in Mexico, at Piedras Negras, and that it is going to Sonora to join Doctor Gwin. Yesterday.