War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1199 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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in the city, to remain at the service of the municipal authorities as long as you shall find their presende to be necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. P. COON,

Mayor of San Francisco.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 17, 1865.

His Honor H. P. COON,

Mayor of San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have to inform you, in answer to your application of this date, that I have given orders for placing in the city four additional companies of infantry, to be quartered at the Harrison Street recruiting depot. These, together with those now in town, will act under the direction of the chief of police to preserve peace and quiet.

I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant,

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 17, 1865.

M. L. BRUKE, Esq.,

Chief of Police, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I am instucted by General McDowell to say that Colonel Drum will notify you of the arrival of the troops. The commander of the troops and Major Morton will be instructed to co-operate with you. The general has the matter of Booth's brother in hadn, and will telegraph to the Department as soon he sees gentlemen who has something to tell in relation it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. T. HOYT,

Captain and Assistant Quartermastr, Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 17, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE PRESIDO:

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that you will hold your command in readiness for instant active service, so that, should it be called upon, it will come to this city without delay. No passes to officers or soldiers will be given to leave the post until the existing excitement has subsided.

Respectfully,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to commanding officers Fort Point and Point San Jose.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 17, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER OF ALCATRAZ ISLAND:

SIR: The commanding gerneral directs that Companies F and G, Ninth U. S. Infantry, and A, Sixth California Volunteer Infantry, will