withdrawn the three men from Elk Camp stationed at Whitney's, on the express ground that so small a detachment would afford no protection, but would rather invite attack, and regrets that you should have been induced to replace them. You are instructed to refuse all such applications hereafter, and to keep your command as much concentrated as possible. If in an urgent case you should post a detachment for temporary protection, the number should be amply sufficient for the purpose, or they should be ordered to erect a stockade or other defense, and keep strictly within it until relieved.
By order of Colonel Lippitt:
JOHN HANNA, JR.,
First Lieutenant and Adjutant Second Infantry California Vols.,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Humboldt Military District.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, Cal., July 30, 1862.
Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a letter* addressed to these headquarters by Brigadier-General Carleton, commanding the Column from California, dated 13th of July; also copies of two communications,# dated 12th of July, from General Carleton to His Excellency Don Ignacio Pesqueira, Governor of the State of Sonora. These documents are forwarded specially to show the good understanding existing between the authorities and people of the two Republics.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 50.
Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., July 31, 1862.
I. Captain S. S. Marsh, Second Infantry, and the detachments of the several companies of the Ninth Infantry, acting as escort to the military road expedition, will, on their arrival at Fort Walla Walla, repair by water to Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.
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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:
First Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry, U. S. Army, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 132.
San Francisco, Cal., August 1, 1862.
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4. Companies B, C, and D, Second Infantry California Volunteers, under the command of Major James F. Curtis, will proceed, on the steamer leaving this port on the 5th instant, to the District of Humboldt. One of the above-named companies, to be designated by Major Curtis, will garrison Fort Bragg, relieving Captain Moore's company. The other
*See p. 22.
#See pp. 17, 18.