These articles are for barber with the Indians for grain. It is supposed two fenegas of wheat can be got for each coat and jacket. You have, however, authority to use your own discretion in this matter, doing the best you can for the interests of the service. On performing the above service you will return to this post and report to the commanding officer.
Colonel First Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 1863.
Washington, D. C.:
Your dispatch of 15th received. I have already appealed to Governor of Nevada. Probably two mounted companies will be raised there and thrown forward on mail line.
Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
COMMANDANT'S OFFICE, NAVY-YARD,
Mare Island, Cal., April 18, 1863.
Brigadier General G. WRIGHT,
Commanding Military Department, San Francisco, Cal.:
SIR: Intending to dispatch the Saginaw on important service beyond the waters of San Francisco, I have ordered the Cyane to this yard as a means of defense and as a preliminary step to making such repairs as she may require. The Shubrick will be quite sufficient for all police service, and when you have the contemplated batteries ready for use the fear of an attack from a rebel steamer in the rear will no longer exist.
I remain, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOS. O. SELFRIDGE,
Fort Lapwai, Wash. Ter., April 19, 1863.
ACTING ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,
Headquarters District of Oregon, San Francisco, Cal.:
SIR: I have the honor to report that in obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 31, dated headquarters District of Oregon, April 9, 1863, I have this day assumed command of this post.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel First Washington Territory Infantry.
Washington, April 20, 1863.
Brigadier General GEORGE WRIGHT,
San Francisco, Cal.:
The Secretary of War does not approve issue of arms to State.
E. D. TOWNSEND,