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[Inclosure No. 1- Extract from New York Times.]

INTERESTING CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN AN EDITOR AND A BRIGADIER-GENERAL ON ORDERS, NO. 9, ETC.

Some days since the editors of the Express received a letter from Brigadier General Milo S. Hascall, dated Indianapolis. Never having heard of this military gentleman until his now famous Orders, No. 9, came out we thought that when he sent us the following letter somebody was making a fool of him and his profession and therefore we wrote to inquire if the letter was genuine or a forgery. In a scurrilous reply he admits the letter to be genuine. We therefore publish the letter and our reply,* which we have mailed for him to-day:

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF INDIANA, Indianapolis, May 5, 1863.

To the EDITORS OF THE NEW YORK EXPRESS.

GENTLEMEN: Some one has been kind enough to inclose me a ship from your paper containing a copy of my Orders, No. 9, and your remarks thereon. They are exceedingly witty and smart, and in your judgment probably dispose of the whole case. It may surprise you some to know that the order was issued after mature deliberation and consultation and is being and will be carried out to the letter. It is fortunate for you that your paper is not published in my district.

Very truly, yours,

MILO S. HASCALL.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF INDIANA, Indianapolis, May 8, 1863.

EDITOR OF COLUMBIA CITY NEWS.

SIR: A copy of your paper of May 5 has been handed me and my attention called to you comments on General Orders, No. 9, from these headquarters. You can now take your choice - publishing an article taking back your threats of resistance to that order and your comments designed to destroy its usefulness and hereafter publish a loyal paper or you can discontinue the publication of your paper until further orders. Any violation of this order will receive prompt attention.

MILO S. HASCALL,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding District.

[Inclosure No. 3.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF INDIANA, Indianapolis, May 8, 1863.

EDITOR OF SOUTH BEND FORUM, South Bend, Ind.:

A half dozen copies of your paper of the 3rd instant have been sent to me marked, in which you boats of your intention to violate General Orders, No. 9, from these headquarters. You can now publish an order retracting all this and publish a loyal paper hereafter or you can discontinue its publication till further orders. A violation of this notice will receive immediate attention.

MILO S. HASCALL,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding District.

[Inclosure No. 4.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF INDIANA, Indianapolis, May 11, 1863.

E. VAN LONG, Esq., Editor Warsaw Union:

I have received a copy of your paper of the 8th instant in which you boldly proclaim your intention to violate Orders, No. 9. My object in

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