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General Brown, commandant of the garrison of Brownsville, and I now have the honor to reproduce for You the same reply transmitted to the said general officer on two different occasions, the 7th and 15th of the present month. I have no powers to decide for myself the return of the property mentioned, nor do I possess the necessary data to designate the same. But my opinion is that this matter will be the object of an easy adjustment the respective Governments in harmony with the legitimate interests of both countries. I ought to add that, in order to remove all the inconveniences which now exist, I have already, for my part, asked for ample instructions from the Government of His Majesty the Emperor Maximilian.

Be pleased, general, to accept the assurance of my high esteem.

TOMAS MEJIA,

The General of Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, July 1, 1865 - 12 m.

Major General JOHN POPE:

Reports from west state that the Indians drove off the stock of 200 wagons on the Cimarron, in Department of New Mexico. Ten of the teams belonged to Charley Kitchen, government contractor, and were loaded with corn for Fort Sumner, N. Mex.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

July 1, 1865 - 2 p. m.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis:

General Ford reports several fights with Indians on Arkansas River, in which we punished them severely, captured their stock, &c.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

[JULY 1, 1865. -For Dodge to Sanborn, conveying instructions relative to Indian affairs, see Part I, p. 359.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 176.

Saint Louis, Mo., July 1, 1865.

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6. Bvt. Brigadier General James H. Ford is, at his own request, hereby relieved from the command of the District of the Upper Arkansas.

7. Bvt. Major General J. B. Sanborn, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed without delay to Fort Riley, Kans., and assume command of the District of the Upper Arkansas. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation for the authorized number of horses and servants for himself and aides-de-camp.

By command of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.