the same amount of pay as it gives to the men on board the Shubrick. I will forward to Admiral Bell by next steamer a copy of your communication of the 11th instant.
I am, sir, with great respect, your most obedient servant,
C. H. POOR,
Commodore, Commanding U. S. Steamer Saranac.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, Cal., march 15, 1864.
Brigadier General B. ALVORD,
U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District of Oregon:
GENERAL: I am instructed to inform you that the recommendation contained in your letter of the 8th instant relative to establishing the headquarters of the Oregon cavalry at Fort Boise is approved by the department commander. You have been advised by telegraph on the subject which your letter of the 7th instant refers.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
RICHD. C. DRUM,
Washington, March 16, 1864.
Brigadier General G. WRIGHT, U. S. Volunteers,
San Francisco, Cal.:
Telegram of 11th instant received. Your action is approved. Acknowledge receipt.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 1864.
(Received 6. 10 p. m.)
Telegram of 16th instant received.
Fort Yuma, Cal., March 17, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,
Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Department of the Pacific:
SIR: I have the honorto inclose herewith orders relinqhishing command of this post. I have been delayed some time waiting for subsistence stores for Company K, with which I was to proceed to Tucson. Lieutenant-Colonel Colt, in command at Tuscon, reports his command on half rations, and before subsistence can be got there I think they will be entirely out. For information in relation to affairs at this ost while under my command I respectfully refer to Dr. Charles C. Keeney, medical inspector, and Captain J. Kellogg, U. S. Army, chief of subssitence department.
I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CLARENCE E. BENNETT,
Lieutenant-Colonel First Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding