War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0168 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., October 13, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a communication addressed to me by His Excellency Don Ignacio Pesqueira,* Governor of the State of Sonora, in reply to mine of the 3rd of May last, a copy of which was sent to your office.

Your most obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., October 13, 1862.

Major G. M. HANSON,

Superintendent of Indian Affairs,

Northern District of California, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communications of the 9th and 10th instant, with copies of three letters addressed to you from the Round Valley Reservation. To prevent any further molestation of the Indians remaining on the reservation, I have directed Colonel F. J. Lippitt to declare martial law over the whole valley, and to station a sufficient number of troops there to insure peace and quiet as well as protection of the public property. After a careful consideration of the subject, I fully concur with you as to the best disposition of the Indians, viz, let there be but two reservations, one embracing the Round Valley for all interior Indians, and one at Smith's River Valley for the coast Indians. Should you deem it advisable you are at liberty to submit this communication to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

With great respect, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 180.

San Francisco, Cal., October 13, 1862.

1. Captain John C. Crowninshield's company, Fourth Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed to and take post at Benicia Barracks. Captain R. W. Kirkham, assistant quartermaster, will provide the necessary transportation.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, October 13, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Pacific:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report my return from a tour of inspection in which I have visited Round Valley, Fort Bragg, and Camp

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*See Pesqueira to Wright, August 29, p. 93.

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