of Apache Indians inhabiting the country bounded by the Rio Grande and Gila Rivers, the Mexican line, and the Santa Cruz and san Pedro valleys. Such measures are being taken to carry on this warfare as will either resultin their subjugation or in forcing them to takerefuge in Mexican territory. This is therefore communicated for your informatin, as it will no doubt be desirable to adoipt proper measures on your part to provide against the atrocities liable to be committed by the Indians in case they are driven into your territory, while it is believed that an advantageous opportunity is now offered for your co-operation in their chastisement.
With sentiment of the highest respect, I am, Your Excellency's most obedient servant,
J. R. WEST,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARIZONA, Numbers 7.
Mesilla, January 30, 1863.
I. Captain Chauncey R. Wellman, First Cavalry California Volunteers, will march to-morrow toward Tucson in compliance with Department Special Orders, No. 4, taking fort McLane in his route from the Miembers River to Cow Springs and delivering at that post the supplies placed in his charge.
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By order of Brigadier-General West:
J. F. BENNETT,
Second Lieutenant First Infty. California Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
Washington, January 31, 1863.
Brigadier General G. WRIGHT, San Francisco, Cal.:
Your plan of sending seven companies of cavalry to New Mexico is approved.
H. W. HALLECK,
SACRAMENTO, CAL., January 31, 1863-2 p. m.
(Received 11 p. m.)
Brigadier General L. THOMAS, Adjutant-General U. S. Army:
Apprehension entertained that enemy's steamers may threaten harbor of San Francisco. Troops in forts on the alert. War steamers necessary to co-operate with forts in harbor. No Government vessels at San Frnacisco.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, Cal., January 31, 1863.
Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: Inclosed herewith is a copy of a communication* addressed to my headquarters on the 19th instant by Captain C. D. Doug-
*See p. 289.