War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0446 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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commander that the whole of the Second Infantry California Volunteers may be withdraw from this district without detriment to the service.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS J. LIPPITT,

Colonel SEcond Infty. California Vols., Commanding Humboldt Mil. Dist.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., May 18, 1863.

His Excellency ADDISON C. GIBBS,

Governor of the State of Oregon, Salem, Oreg.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's communication of the 7th instant, together with the letter addressed to you by Colonel James Kilgore, of Jacksonville, on the 27th ultimo. I am happy to inform Your Excellency that the propriety of retaining a small force at or near Jacksonvie to come had received my consideration some time since, and instructions so given to Lieutenant Colonel C. S. Drew.

With great respect, I have the honor to be, Your Excellency's obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., May 18, 1863.

Colonel JAMES KILGORE,

Jacksonville, Oreg.:

COLONEL: I have received a communication from Governor Gibbs, together with the letter which you addressed to His Excellency on the 27th ultimo. The subject referred to had already received my consideration, and authority given to Lieutenant Colonel C. S. Drew to retain a small force at or near Jacksonville for some time to come. I was highly gratified with the loyal sentiments contained in your letter. It is a happy day for the people on the Pacific Coast to know that an overwhelming majority of stanch Union-loving men have determined to preserve this beautiful country for stars to adorn the old flag, that glorious emblem of our nationality.

With great regard, your most obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

GENERAL ORDERS,

BIG PINE CREEK, Numbers 4.

Owen's River Valley, May 19, 1863.

I. Hostilities against the Indians of this valley are hereby suspended until further orders.

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By order:

M. A. McLAUGHLIN,

Captain, Second Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding.