Washington City, May 9, 1865.
Brigadier General JOHN S. MASON,
Commanding in Arizona, and
J. N. GOODWIN,
Governor of Colorado [Arizona], Los Angeles, Cal.:
The order directing recruiting to cease is not designed to countermand the authority given for raising a regiment in Arizona for Indian service. That regiment may still be raised, notwithstanding the order to stop recruiting.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, May 9, 1865.
W. G. STILL, Esq., and others, Los Angeles, Cal.:
GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communications addressed to the major-general commanding relative to the existence of a band of lawless men in the district of Southern California, and asking that two companies of cavalry may be sent there for the protection of the citizens, and am instructed to say, in reply, that the only available company of cavalry has been sent to report for duty to Colonel Curtis.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. C. DRUM,
WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
May 9, 1865.
Major T. C. ENGLISH,
Referring to your telegram of 4th, if General McDowell wants services of the men already enlisted, muster them in and place them subject to his orders. If not, discharge them.
J. B. FRY,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 100.
Fort Vancounver, Wash. Ter., May 10, 1865.
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II. Company C, First Oregon Cavalry, Captain William Kelly, and an officer with twenty-five men of Company I, First Oregon Infantry, will hold themselves in readiness to take the field from Fort Klamath on the 1st day of June. Special instructions will be furnished from these headquarters. First Lieutenant D. C. Underwood, First Oregon Cavalry, acting assistant quartermaster, is authrized to hire such means of tranpsortation as may be necessary to carry out this order in accordance with the instructions.
By order of Colonel R. F. Maury:
F. B. WHITE,
First Lieutenant and Adjt. First Oregon Cav., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General