War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1055 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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STATE OF OREGON, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

Portland, November 11, 1864.

Brigadier General B. ALVORD.

Commanding District of Oregon, Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.:

GENERAL: The following telegram has just been received from Colonel C. A. Reed and Judge J. R. Bayley:

SALEM, November 11, 1864.

Governor A. C. GIBBS:

Mr. Stanton started with the arms for Eugene City yesterday morning. To-day I received the following:

"C. A. REED:

"Mr. Stanton has arrived here with those arms. He thinks that there is a plot to capture them. Shall he employ an escort to go through to Eugene with them? Answer immediately.

"J. R. BAYLEY,

"Corvallis. "

Shall the arms be stored at Corvallis or escorted through? Answer immediately.

In reply I have ordered that Judge Bayley see that the arms go safely through. In case of trouble I will advise you by telegraph.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. GIBBS.

P. S. - In reply to the Frank Cooper letter I have received the following telegram:

SALEM, November 11, 1864.

A. C. GIBBS:

Statements in letter sent have little foundation. Inform Alvord.

HUNTINGTON.

A. C. G.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC.

San Francisco, November 12, 1864.

His Excellency F. F. LOW,

Governor of California:

SIR: I have the honor to request, under the special authority granted to that effect from the War Department, a copy of which has been furnished you, that a regiment of California volunteer infantry be raise as soon as possible, in addition to those now in service and in process of organization.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

I. McDOWELL.

Major-General, Commanding Department.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC. Numbers 246.

San Francisco, Cal., November 12, 1864.

1. Company A, Native California Cavalry, will proceed to and take post at Fort Wright, Round Valley.

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3. Company B, Ninth Infantry, U. S. Army, now at the Presidio of San Francisco, will proceed to and take post at Camp Reynolds, Angel Island.