Copies of official papers connected with the recent call on the Governor of Oregon, for cavalry volunteers to serve until the 1st of November, 1864, to protect the road from Dalles to Canyon City, Oreg.
PROCLAMATION OF GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA.
Sacramenton, February 7, 1863.
Whereas, Brigadier-General Wright, of the U. S. Army, commanding the Department of the Pacific, has called on me for a battalion of six companies of troops (infantry), for special service against the Indians in the Humboldt District, in this State, to serve until distcharged by him;
Now, therefore, I, Leland Stanford, Governor of the State of California and commander-in-chief of the militia thereof, do call upon the citizens of the forntier counties of Humbodlt, Mendocino, Trinity, Klamath, Siskiyou, and Del Norte, of this State-as many as shall be necessary to fillup the foregoing requisition - to organize themselves into companies to be mustered into the service of the United States, as hereby required. The requisite officers for this force will be commissioned by the Governor.
Done at Sacramento, Cal., this 7th day of February, in the year of our Lord 1863.
Attest: WM. H. WEEKS,
Secretary of State.
Extract from General Alvord's letter of April 15, 1863, to Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Drum, assistant adjutant-general.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON
Fort Vancouver, Wash., Ter., April 15, 1863.
Headquarters Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:
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Therefore I have concluded to request your permission to make a call if any emergency shall arise, upon the Governor of Oregon to raise troops for a special service and for a limited period, in a mode similar to that described in the annexed proclamation of the Governor of California, of the 7th of February last, calling out troops in the counties of Humboldt, Mendocino, &c. Under such conditions I think we could raise volunteers rapidly in this country.
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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.
Extract from Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Drum's letter of April 29, 1863, to General Alvord.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC.
San Francisco, Cal., April 29, 1863.
Brigadier General B. ALVORD, U. S. Volunteers:
Commanding District of Oregon:
GENERAL: In reply to your letter of the 15th instant, relative to the want of troops in the District of Oregon, I am instructed by the