Government to concede our demands. The interest I take in this affair, I can assure you, is a pure desire to secure to the frontier States peace and prosperity and to exterminate the savages who annoy so much in particular the States of Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, and the Territory of Arizona.
I am, yours,
[Inclosure No. 2.] 262 G STREET, WASHINGTON, D. C., May 20, 1862.
Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,
Secretary of State:
SIR: I respectfully submit to your honorable consideration the inclosed document, presented by me to the Mexican legation, on an important subject to the people of Arizona, and therefore I beg of you to recommend the same to the legation of the United States in Mexico, if you think proper to do so.
I am, sir, your most humble and obedient servant,
[Inclosure No. 3.] DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, May 21, 1862.
A. AINSA, Esq.,
262 G Street, Washington:
SIR: Your communication of yesterday, with its accompaniments, has received my attention. I have to inform you that it does not appear practicable or expedient, at this juncture, to accede to the request contained in your letter.
I return the map, which may be of use to you, and am, sir, your obedient servant,
WM. H. SEWARD.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, Cal., September 4, 1862.
Colonel FRANCIS J. LIPPITT,
Second Infantry California Volunteers,
Commanding District of Humboldt, Fort Humboldt, Cal.:
SIR: Superintendent Hanson, Indian Department, represents that outrages are being committed by the whites on the Indians in the vicinity of Round Valley. The general desires you to examine into this matter, and if true take the proper steps immediately to prevent further offenses of the nature complained of.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. C. DRUM,
[SEPTEMBER 5, 1862. -For General Orders, No. 20, District of Arizona, relating to the assignment of officers, &c., see Part I, p. 115.]
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF ARIZONA, No. 21.
Mesilla, September 5, 1862.
I. The undersigned hereby assumes command of this district. Lieutenant W. A. Thompson, First Infantry California Volunteers, is announced