Camp Douglas, Salt Lake, March 5, 1863-9. 45 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM:
Brigham removed ordnance and ordnance stores from Territorial arsenal and had guard of fifty men around his residence last nigh; do not propose to trouble him; he fears I will.
P. EDW. CONNOR,
Colonel Third California Volunteers Infantry.
STATE OF OREGON, EXCUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
Portland, March 5, 1863.
DEAR SIR: Inclosed you will please find a communication from A. d. Barnard*. I have full confidence in your knowledge of the facts to do what is best in the premises.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. C. GIBBS,
Governor of Oregon.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, Cal., March 6, 1863.
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5. Companies I (Atchison's) and K (Hall's), Fourth Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed on the next trip of the steamer Senator to Camp Drum. As soon after the arrival of this command at Camp Drum as practicable, Company K will proceed to and take post at Fort Yuma.
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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:
RICHD. C. DRUM,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,
Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., March 6, 1863.
His Excellency A. C. GIBBS,
Governor of Oregon, Portland, Oreg.:
SIR: I have the honor to ackonwledge the reception of your letter of the 5th instant inclosing to me the letter of A. D. Barnard, esq., on the part of certain citizens of Corvallis, urging that Fort Hoskins shall not be abandoned. It has been decided that a detachment of twenty or thirty men will be left at that post. If the company of Oregon volunteers now being raised by Lieutenant Small at Eugene City can be completed, I think I am justified in saying it will be stationed at Fort Hosikins. The companies stationed at Forts Yamhill and Hoskins since the autumn of 1861 were raised in California. Oregon has furnished seven companies, California seven regimenets, since the war began. The population of California is not ten times that of Oregone. I know well the patriotic sentiments of Your Excellency and of the masses of the people of Oregon. I know that in former wars the people
* See February 27, p. 328.