Government. This step we deem necessary for the cause of our country and the success of our political canvass, and without your aid we may be defeated in spite of our patriotic efforts and purposes. There is no time to be lost, and by your immediate attention and compliance with our request youw ill accomplish much good to a cause to which our lives are devoted.
Very truly, your Union fellow citizens.
T. A. WATTERSON.
I. W. MORGAN.
S. B. MOORE.
H. G. WORTHINGTON.
D. R. ASHLEY.
THOS. J. TESSNANT.
AUSTIN, NEV. TER., SEptember 18, 1864.
Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR:
GENERAL: Although but a comparative stranger in Austin, having just arrived here with my company on the march to Fort Ruby, I fully indorse the foregoing statement and believe it to be entirely correct, and am satisfied that Austin and the Reese River country not only require an armed force till after the November election, but permanently.
Most respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE A. THURSTON,
Captain Company B, First Infantry Nevada Territory Vols.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,
Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., September 22, 1864.
Respectfully referred to the department commander, with the recommendation that if practicable a detachment of cavalry from Fort Churchill be stationed at or near Austin until after the November election. From my knowledge of the people of Austin and the emigration this year from the East, as well as from the character of the petitioners, I have no doubt that the interests of loyal citizens and of the Government would be subserved by such military protection as is asked for. I have at present under my command no available troops for that purpose.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. EDW. CONNOR,
Washington City, D. C., September 18, 1864.
Governor JAMES W. NYE,
Carson City, Nev. Ter.:
The arms requested by you when in Washington, to wit, three mountain howitzers and 1,000 Springfield muskets, were issued by the Ordnance Bureau pursuant to my order. Neither this Department nor