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SAN FRANCISCO, December 11, 1862.

Adjt. General L. THOMAS,

Washington, D. C.:

Your dispatch of 2nd instant received. Pleace notify Governor Stanford by telegraph. Your dispatch of 6th instant received. Fort Bridger ordered to be garrisoned.

G. WRIGHT,

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

SAN DRANCISCO, CAL., December 12, 1862.

Adjt. General LORENZO THOMAS,

Washington, D. C.:

Major-General Halleck's dispatch of 9th received. Occupation of Bridger previously ordered. Colonel Connor directed to occupy other points if necessary.

G. WRIGHT,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, December 12, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

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

GENERAL: I have this day acknowledged by telegraph the receipt of Major-General Halleck's dispatch of the 9th instant, in reference to the occupation of Fort Bridger and Ham's Fork by the troops of Colonel Connor. I had already ordered the reoccupation of Fort Bridger, and I have now sent instructions to Colonel Connor to occupy such other points as he may deem necessary to guard against Indian disturbances on the Overland Mail Route. I would not recommend the entire abandonment of the position now occupied by Colonel Connor, in close proximity to Salt Lake City, where he is erecting temporary shelter for his men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., December 12, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER CAMP BABBITT,

Visalia, Cal.:

SIR: In reply to Lieutenant-Colonel Evans' letter of the 1st instant, reporting facts for the consideration of the department commander, I am instructd to say that under no circumstances will disloyal citizens be permitted to harass your troops or speak disrespectfully of our Government. If necessary to check conduct so unworthy of those seeking the protection of the Government, you will arrest a few of the worst, holding them in close confinement, sending the leaders, if men of position, to Alcatraz Island.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.