War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0662 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 30, 1863-1. 55 p. m.

Governor NYE,

Carson City, Nev. Ter.:

The Government will accept volunteers to go to Salt Lake, but there does not seem to be any propriety in raising them in Nevada to send them to New York.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 247.

San Francisco, Cal., October 31, 1863.

1. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. English, of the First Infantry Washington Territory Volunteers, will immediately proceed to Portland, Oreg., and relieve Major Pinkney Lugenbeel, Nineteenth Infantry, as acting assistant provost-marshal-general for the State of Oregon and Territory of Washington.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

E. SPARROW PURDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, November 3, 1863.

CITIZENS OF ROUND VALEY:

GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to state that the general commanding the Department of the Pacific has received your petition, and has submitted it to Lieutenant-Colonel Whipple, commanding the district, who will give you such protection as his means will afford.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. SPARROW PURDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 1863.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Adjutant-General, Washington:

On the 24th of October I specially requested that Major D. Woodruff might remain here as mustering officer. His services are important, as represented by Colonel Seawell. Please answer by telegraph.

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., November 5, 1863.

G. W. BAILEY,

Sheriff of Mono County, and others:

GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a petition signed by citizens of Mono County, the norther portion of Tulare County, Cal., and of Esmeralda County, Nev. Ter., requesting me to establish a military post at some point on Owen's River, near the crossing, and, if practicable, in the neighborhood of the Bishop's Creek Valley. It is my desire to afford every protection within my power to