War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1119 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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silver veins have been made. Population commeneed flowing there last fall, and will so continue to do during the present year. Around these mountains the worst protion of these Indians lurk. Montgomery district, in the White Mountains, partly in California and partly in Nevada, and Columbus district, about thirty miles form Montgomery, come within the range of these roving, and the white meant in the vicitity are constantly in danger of losing their lives. The present difficulties and danger which men have to encounter very much check the occupation to these mines and the investments that would be made. There is a place know as Fish Lake, in the vicinity of Montgomery and Columbus district, where excellent grass, water, and timber abound and the climated mild. The Indians resort there a great deal and could be easily controlled from that point by a military force. Perhaps it would be, for the purposes referred to and for a military station, highly eligible; and, in view of the foregoing, we would most earnestly request you, for the protection of life and property, to render such aid as may seem to you consistent, and as readily as may be.

S. H. CHASE,

District Judge, Esmeralda County.

F. K. BECHTEL,

Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds.

R. B. SANCHEZ,

Mayour of Aurora.

FRANCIS GARESCHE,

Agent Wells, Fargo & Co.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 7.

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., January 9, 1865.

1. Captain F. O. McCown's company (E), First Oregon Infantry Volunteers, will repain from Fort Portland, Oreg., to Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.

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By command of Major-General McDowell:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., January 10. 1865.

His Excellency A. C. GIBBS,

Governor of Oregon, Portland, Oreg.:

SIR: I learn from Colonel Maury on his return from Portland that the idea is entertained by some persons that the act of the Oregon