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FORT SCOTT, KANS., June 26, 1865.

Captain JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Herbert, commanding at Balltown, reports that a party of armed men, supposed to be bushwhackers or horse-thieves, passed north Saturday p. m., crossing the Little Osage about midway between Barnesville and Balltown. He has sent a party in pursuit. A scout sent out by him to Clear Creek returned Saturday p. m., bringing a man named Johnson, who surrendered to them in that vicinity. He reports that the party mentioned some days since as being at Boggy Depot have separated into squads of four and five with the intention of confining their occupation to horse staling. The troops at Barnesville are after a party of this description.

U. B. PEARSALL,

Colonel, Commanding.

FORT SCOTT, KANS., June 26, 1865.

Major C. M. BUTT,

Commanding at Paola, Kans.:

A party of armed men, supposed to be bushwhackers, passed north on Saturday p. m., crossing the Little Osage between Barnesville and Balltown. Notify Your outposts.

U. B. PEARSALL,

Colonel, Commanding.

FORT SUMNER, N. MEX., June 26, 1865.

(Received 8. 45 p. m. July 3.)

His Excellency ANDREW JOHNSON,

President of the United States:

Telegram from Secretary of War duly received. We shall endeavor to meet the chiefs of hostile bands on the Arkansas the 10th of September. We feel assured the military authorities will act with us.

J. R. DOOLITTLE,

L. S. FOSTER,

L. W. ROSS,

Congressional Committee.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., June 27, 1865. (Received 28th.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Galveston was occupied by the army on the 20th. General Sheridan is now here. Your telegram of the 20th was not received till this moment.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 27, 1865.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding:

The telegram order of the 5th instant from this office, relative to the discharge of all dismounted cavalry, is hereby revoked, and instead it