War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1191 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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the way of progress. It is on this account, and based upon the right and justice that are assisting Mexico, that I hope you will be pleased to give timely orders in order that the coal asked for may not be taken on board, nor the navy-yard used to careen and repair vessels which may do so much harm to the Republic, the only institution which the Government of the United States recognizes in Mexico.

I offer to you, general, the assurances of my appreciation and my distigunished consideration.

JOSE A. GODOY.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 8, 1865.

Major-General McDOWELL,

San Francisco:

You will permit the usual courtesies to French vessels coming into our Pacific ports. The question of the use of our navy-yard for repairs will be decided when the application is made through the proper chanels; that is, by the French minister to our Secretary of State.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 8, 1865.

SURGEON-GENERAL U. S. Army,

War Department, Washington:

The medical director reports that finding it impossible to live on their pay in legal tenders in this gold-currency country, the contract physicians cannot be re-engaged at existing rates, and that the department will be left almost entirely destitute of medical officers unless he is authorized to pay $125 to $150 per month in gold or its equivalent.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

Sacramento, Cal., April 8, 1865.

His Excelleny F. F. LOW,

Governor of California, Sacramento, Cal.:

SIR: In view of the recent decisive victories in the East, I have the honor to request that the requisition made of you for a regiment of volunteer infantry (the Ninth) may be suspended until further orders.

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

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

Sacramento, April 8, 1865.

Senor JOSE A. GODOY,

Mexican Consul, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have just received your letter of the 7th instant. On the 6th instant I telegraphed fully to the War Department concerning the subject to which your letters refers. On the same day the collector did the