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to Fort Humboldt and be assigned to some station by the district commander.

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By command of Major-General McDowell:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

Sacramento, April 22, 1865.

General J. BIDWELL,

Chico:

GENERAL: I am desired by Brigadier-General Wright to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of yesterday, with inclosures, and also to ifnorm you that a company of cavalry has been ordered (from the command now acting in the Humboldt Valley) this day to march to the Smoke Creek country.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SACRAMENTO, April 22, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER AT FORT CHURCHILL:

Have one company from Captain Well's command patrol toward Smoke Creek and report.

By order:

E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 1865.

Governor A. C. GIBBS:

I do not think the War Department will sanction the enlisting any more men at this time. It is more probable there will be a consolidation that na extension.

IRVIN MCDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

STATE OF OREGON, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Portland, April 22, 1865.

[Colonel R. F. MAURY:]

COLONEL: Your letter of the 20th has just been received. I agree with you fully as to the necessity of troops and have telegraphed to Major-General McDowell on the subject. Inclosed you will please find a copy of his reply, which I have just received. * I think he is as much in the dark as to the future as any of us. I hope you will be able to so arrange it that an expedition can be fitted out at Eugene City to go into the Indian country, via Diamond Peak. The opening and defense of that route is of vast importance to the citizens of Willamette Valley and Boise.

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

ADDISON C. GIBBS,

Governor of Oregon.

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*See next, ante.

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