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have 8,000 captive Indians to guard and eight frontier posts to garrison. The reduction of the present force in New Mexico would expose the lives and property of the citizens to great danger. The present effective force is but 2,468 men. We earnestly beg of You to suspend the order of Major General John Pope reducing the force in New Mexico at this time. The order of General Pope will reduce the effective force in this Territory to 942 men.

HENRY CONNELLY,

Governor of New Mexico.

W. F. M. ARNY,

Secretary of Territory.

JOHN S. WATTS.

J. L. COLLINS.

J. HOUGHTON,

Assistant Judge of Supreme Court.

FELIPE DELGADO,

Superintendent of Indian Affairs.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., October 30, 1865-11 a. m.

(Received 1. 30 p. m. November 1.)

General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

The telegram from Lieutenant-General Grant discontinuing the muster out of troops in Texas has been received and acted upon.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

NEW ORLEANS, October 30, 1865-3 p. m.

(Received 11 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

There has been severe fighting between the Liberals and the Imperialists in and about Matamoras, with no decisive results up to the evening of the 25th. One small Fort was captured by the Liberals and recaptured by the Imperialists. One the 26th there was another engagement, according to reports; result not known. Up to the information is reliable.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICER, Numbers 157.

Washington, October 30, 1865.

The State of Wisconsin is hereby transferred from the Department of the Missouri to the Department of Ohio.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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