War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0671 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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advisable to issue any more Government arms to the militia of the State at this time. I have, however, a small supply of flink-lock muskets, which would do very well to organize and discipline troops, and prepare them to receive a better class of arms in case of war, and, if you desire it I will issue a requisition, approved by the Governor, for 1,000 stand of those arms.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

Sacramento, November 11, 1863.

Honorable M. B. DUFFIELD,

U. S. Marshal for Arizona, Occidental Hotel, San Francisco:

SIR: I have received your note of the 10th. I have received no orders from the War Department to furnish any special number of troops for service in Arizona, but it makes no difference whether orders were sent me or not, as I should take great pleasure in sending a suitabl escort to the Governor and officers of the Territory. I shall be in San Francisco on Saturday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 257.

San Francisco, Cal., November 12, 1863.

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2. Major Dickinson Woodruff, Twelfth U. S. Infantry, is hereby relieved from duty as assistant commissary of musters, and will proceed at once to obey Special Orders, Numbers 446, Headquarters of the Army.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

E. SPARROW PURDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CARSON, November 12, 1863-3. 49 p. m.

Brigadier-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Pacific Department:

How many more volunteer companies will you accept? Secretary of War telegraphs he will accept troops for this coast.

JAMES W. NYE.

COMMANDANT'S OFFICE,

Navy-Yard, Mare Island, Cal., November 13, 1863.

Brigadier General G. WRIGHT,

Commanding Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have the honor to request again the services of one of the officers of the Engineer Corps under your command for the purpose of selecting the most eligible sites for earth-works on this island, and