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Department of Oregon when organized in 1865, and the same boundaries were given this district by War Department Orders, Numbers 10, of November 22, 1860, changing the department into a district.

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

BENJ. ALVORD,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

SAN FRANCISCO, February 24, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

Your telegram of the 21st, ordering national salutes for restoration of our flag on Fort Sumter on the 22nd just received. I have ordered salutes for to-morrow. The joy and enthusasm of the people is intense.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, February 24, 1865.

Major General IRVIN McDOWELL,

Commanding Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have the honor to ackonowledge the receipt of your communication of the 21st ultimo, inclosing a copy of your letter of September 8, 1864, to General Alvord, on the subject of the jurisdiction maintained on the San Juan Island by the U. S. military authorities. It has been examined by Major-General Halleck, chief of staff, who thinks the instructions very proper, and I am directed to notify you that the views of the chief of staff are approved by the Secretary of War.

I am, &c.,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, February 24, 1865.

COMMANDER U. S. CUTTER SHUBRICK,

San Francisco:

SIR: Major-General McDowell instructs me to inform you that Colonell James, collector, has placed the cutter Shubrictk at his disposal for to morrow. If possible, the general desires the Shubrick to be near to-morrow, prepared to go into the lower bay. Colonel James desires to see you as soon after your return as convenient.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.