War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0295 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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admiral commanding on this coast. I regret very much that we have not a ship of war in the harbor; with the Lancaster, or some other single ship with heavy guns, we should have no apprehensions that a rebel steamer would venture within the Gate.

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

G. WRIGHT,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., January 26, 1863.

Major JAMES F. CURTIS,

Second Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding Camp Lincoln, near Crescent City, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander desires you to make such disposition of the force under your command as may best promote the object in view in establishing the post you now occupy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 1863.

(Received 5. 10 p. m.)

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:

Will the Department approve of my issuing small-arms to a limited extent to Governor of California to arm organized militia companies in certain localities, as indicated in my letter dated December 15?

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

[First indorsement.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, February 3, 1863.

Respectfully submitted.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, April 10, 1863.

Referred to the General-in-Chief.

By order:

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

[Third indorsement.]

APRIL 13, 1863.

Not approved except in cases of extraordinary exigency, when the arms should be merely loaned, to be immediately returned when the exigency has passed.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

[Fourth indorsement.]

Opinion of General-in-Chief approved, and the Adjutant-General will advise General Wright accordingly.

By order of the Secretary of War:

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.