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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 31.

Fort Vancouver, Wash, Ter., April 9, 1863.

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IV. Pursuant to instructions of the 17th ultimo, from department headquarters, Major J. S. Rinearson, First Oregon Cavalry, is relieved from command of Fort Lapwai, Wash. Ter. Colonel J. Steinberger, First Washington Territory Infantry, will repair without unnecessary delay to Fort Lapwai and assume command of the post. Major Rinearson will turn over to him all his instructions and information connected with the command. Major Rinearson will remain at Fort Lapwai, and on its arrival join the command of Colonel Maury. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

FREDERICK MEARS,

First Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry, U. S. Army, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., April 10, 1863.

Honorable H. F. TESCHMACHER,

Mayor of San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this date asking for the loan of eighty stand of arms for he use of the police force of this city. I regret that under late instructions from the War Departmetn I am restricted in my inssues of arms to troops mustered into the service of the United States. I fully concur with the police commissioners at to the advisability of arming the police force, and I beg leave to submit to yor honor the proprienty of asking the city authorities to take subject under consideration.

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

G. WEIGHT,

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

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Numbers 1.

Camp Drum, Cal., April 10, 1863.

I. In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 83, dated headquarters Departmetn of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal., March 28, 1863, the headquarters of the Fourth Infantry California Volunteers is hereby established at Camp Drum, Cal.

II. By virtue of said order the undersingend hereby assumes command of the District of Southern California.

III. Major Clarence E. Bennett, First Cavalry California Volunteers, now in command at Fort Drum, will so contunue until relieved.

IV. Captain Willian G. Morris, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, is announced as temporaty acting assistant adjutant-general.

V. All existing orders will remain in force until countermanded.

F. FORMAN,

Colonel Fourth Infantry California Volunteers,

Commanding District of Southern California.