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LARAMIE, August 9, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Two companies of Seventh Kansas will be stationed at Camp Rankin; balance report for duty at Kearny. Can not hear from it. Neither can I hear from Tibbits' brigade, Sixth West Virginia, Twenty-first New York, or the infantry regiment. They are slower than ox teams.

GEO. F. PRICE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(In absence of general commanding.)

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

In the Field, Fort Larned, Kans., August 9, 1865.

Colonel J. H. LEAVENWORTH,

U. S. Indian Agent, Mouth of Little Arkansas:

COLONEL: The bearer, Lieutenant Jenkins (aide-de-camp), Mr. Curtis, and Mr. Bradly are sent by me to the mouth of the Little Arkansas for the purpose of communicating with the chiefs and head men of the hostile tribes and to ascertain if they desire a cessation of hostilities on both sides; and if so, to arranged for such cessation, or advise me and I will meet the Indians and make the arrangement. I am also directed to make an arrangement for a convention on the 1st day of October next between these tribes and such men as the President may appoint for that purpose to make treaties of perpetual peace between the Government and the tribes. I have addressed a communication to the chiefs and head men of these tribes, which I desire to have submitted to them at once and have their answer communicated to me without delay.

I have the honor to be, &c.,

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

P. S. -I have concluded to send forward this communication by Sergeant Stubbs and detachment and to come forward myself as far as Cow Creek, on Big Turkey, to receive the answer, and will come forward to where You are if an interview is desired by the tribes. I shall have rations with me sufficient for all purposes. The military force is fully organized and ready to march, and I desire an early answer from the chiefs and head men.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, KANSAS AND THE TERRITORIES, Numbers 13.

Fort Leavenworth, August 10, 1865.

I. The Fifth U. S. Infantry Volunteers, now in the District of the Upper Arkansas, will march without delay to Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter., and report to Brigadier General P. E. Connor, commanding District of the Plains.

II. The Forty-eight Wisconsin Volunteers, now serving in the District of Kansas, will march without delay to Fort Riley, Kans., and report to Bvt. Major General J. G. Sanborn, commanding District of the Upper Arkansas.

By order of Major-General Dodge:

GEO. C. TICHENOR,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.