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the purpose of effecting its sale to the purchasing agent. No cotton or other products of insurrectionary States can be shipped on other conditions.

By order of Major-General Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS,

Galveston, Tex., June 19, 1865.

Major General F. STEELE,

Commanding U. S. Forces on the Rio Grande:

GENERAL: The U. S. forces at Corpus Christi and Indianola will be under Your command. The steamer Tamaulipas, which is well adapted to lighterage uses, will leave here this evening to report to You. Other lighters will follow as fast as they can be sent. You will push Your posts on the Rio Grande as far as Roma as soon as You are able to insure proper supplies to troops stationed there. Reynosa and Rio Grande City will be occupied. This is in accordance with instructions from Lieutenant-General Grant, commanding the Armies. The object is to prevent robbers and plunderers passing with their spills from Texas into Mexico. It is understood that extensive robberies are taking place in Texas, the property being covered into Mexico. The movement is supposed to be in the interests of the Imperialists.

Respectfully, Your obedient servant,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS,

Galveston, June 19, 1865.

Major General F. STEELE,

Commanding U. S. Forces on the Rio Grande:

GENERAL: It is desirable that supplies for the subsistence and service of the army should be drawn as far as possible from the surrounding country. The interests of the service require that caution should be used in avoiding irresponsible and fraudulent dealers. You will make contracts for those times, or purchase in open market, as may seem to You most advantageous.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS,

Galveston, June 19, 1865.

Major General F. STEELE,

Commanding U. S. Forces on Rio Grande:

GENERAL: Inclosed I send You a copy of an order from General Sheridan,* the execution of which is entrusted to You, with full confidence in your judgment and conduct. You will perceive that it is

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*See June 16, p. 902.

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