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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, San Francisco, Cal., October 15, 1863.

Captain McLAUGHLIN,

Commanding Fort Tejon:

CAPTAIN: The general commanding the department desires that when the Indians are brought to your post, that you keep them as neaer as you conveniently can to the post, so that you may have a proper charge of them without their interfering with the post.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. SPARROW PURDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, San Francisco, October 15, 1863.

Hon. W. L. BOOKER, British Consul at San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: Inclosed herewith is a leter for His Excellency Rear-Admiral Kingcome, commanding Her Majesty's naval forces on the Pacific. As I learn that the admiral has sailed from this post will you be good enough to send my letter with your next dispatches?

With great respect, your most obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

[Inclosure.] HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, San Francisco, October 15, 1863.

Rear-Admiral JOHN KINGCOME,

Com'r-in-Chief of Her Majesty's Naval Forces on the Pacific,

Flag-ship Sutlej, Harbor of San Francisco:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's communication of the 7th instant, and to express my regret that after the reception of my letter of the 3d, as well as that of Captain Winder, the commander of Alcatraz Island, dated on the 6th instant, that Your Excellency should regard the occurrences of the 1st as a "disregard of the courtesies usually extended to the ships of war of all friendly nations. " It has been the usual custom on the arrival of foreign ships of war in the harbor of San Francisco for the commander to communicate the fact to my headquarters, when arrangements have been made for an exchange of salutes. I can assure Your Excellency that the Government of the United States enjoins upon its officers to treat with the highest respect and courtesy foreign officers arriving on our shores, and this pleasant interchange of official courtesies between the high officers of friendly nations has a tendency to strengthen the bonds of friendship and the maintenance of a good understanding between their respective Governments.

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

G. WRIGHT,

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

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, No. 35.

San Francisco, Cal., October 15, 1863.

Colonel Washington Seawell, U. S. Army, having reported to these headquarters for duty, in obedience to Special Orders, No. 389, War Department, current series, will relieve Lieutenant-Colonel Ringgold, deputy