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arrival of other medical officers. The reported illness of three of the medical officers now in this department renders this necessary. Very respectfully, Colonel, your obedient servant,

B. RILEY, Brevet Brigadier General U. S. A., commanding Department. Lieut. Col. W. G. FREEMAN,

Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters of the Army.

[No. 28.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, October 31, 1849. GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, this morning, from your office, of general orders Nos. 36, 38, and 42; your communication of August 14th, enclosing instructions from the War Department of the same date to the commanders of the 8th and 9th military departments; of August 20th, in relation to Lieutenant Stevenson, 7th infantry; certificates for discharge in the cases of privates O'Brien, of company “E," Ist dragoons, and Tillett, of company “F,” 3d artillery; and letter of promotion for Lieutenant N, H. Davis, 2d infantry. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. RILEY, Brevet Brigadier General U. S. A., commanding Department. Major General R. JONES,

Adjutant General U. 'S. A., Washington, D. C.

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[No. 30.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH MILITARY DEPARTMENT,

Monterey, California, November 1, 1849. GENERAL: Lieutenant M. R. Stevenson, 7th infantry, after being discharged from the volunteer service, was assigned to duty at Monterey redoubt by Colonel Mason, under the authority of your instructions to him of April 13, 1848.

A general court martial was assembled at this place in February of this year for his trial, upon charges preferred by Captain H. S. Burton, 3d artillery; but the court adjourned without completing the case, and the proceedings were referred by Colonel Mason to the Secretary of War, transmitting them through division headquarters. In your letter of acknowledgment of June 23, this despatch (No. 52) is mentioned as missing, and was so reported by me to division headquarters on the 6th of August last. Lieutenant Stevenson has been constantly since his assignment borne upon the post returns of Monterey redoubt. Very respectfully, General, your obedient servant,

B. RILEY, Brevet Brig. Gen. U. S. A., commanding Department. Major General R. Jones,

Adjutant General U. S, A., Washington, D. C.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY,

Navy DEPARTMENT, January 23, 1850. 7 Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the resolution of the Senate of the 17th instant, and referred by you to this department, requesting the President of the United States to communicate certain information in reference to the appointment of a civil and military governor for the Territory of California, and the organization of a government for said Territory. In answer thereto, 1 herewith transmit all the information in this department called for by said resolution. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. To the PRESIDENT.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 2, 1849. Sir: This will be handed to you by the Hon. T. Butler King, if there should be, in his opinion, occasion for so doing. The object of this letter is to impress upon you the desire of the President that you should, in all matters connected with Mr. King's mission, aid and assist him in car. rying out the views of the government as expressed in his instructions from the Department of State, and that you should be guided by his advice and counsel in the conduct of all proper measures within the scope of those instructions. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Commodore Thos. Ap C. Jones,

Commanding U. X. naval forces, Pacific ocean.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 3, 1849. Sir: I have the honor to request that you will be pleased to furnish for the use of this department the articles named in the within enclosed memorandum. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, ,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Hon. Geo. W. CRAWFORD,

Secretary of War.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 3, 1849. Sir: You will be pleased to furnish for the Navy Department, if in your power, the articles named in the enclosed memorandum. Should you be unable to supply all, you will name those you cannot furnish, and state where they can be purchased. The articles are wanted with des

patch.

I am your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Lieutenant M. F. MAURY,

Superintendent of the U. S. Observatory.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 3, 1849. Sir: You will be pleased to furnish this department with the articles named in the within-enclosed memorandum. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Commodore CHARLES WILKES,

Washington.

Memorandum. 1 Gunter's chain. 1 spy-glass, strapped. 1 small lot selected drawing-paper and pencils, (in travelling case.) 1 12-inch ivory protracter. 4 Lawson's maps of Upper California. 2 box sextants. 2 pocket prismatic compasses. 2 pocket ordinary compasses. 1 sextant and artificial horizon. 1 pocket chronometer. 1 case mathematical instruments. 1 Bowditch's Navigator. 1 Nautical Almanac, 1849. 4 sets charts of Upper California, Oregon, and Rio Sacramento, by Ex

ploring Expedition, on tracing paper. Sets of Fremont's and Emory's Survey, with notes. Small lot of drawing paper, blank-books, note-books, stationery, &c.

The above, it is believed, can be furnished readily from the Hydrographical Bureau. 8 Colt revolvers, large size, holsters, &c. 4 Colt revolvers, small size, holsters, &c. 4 rifles, with necessary equipments. 4 saddles, bridles, blankets, &c. 4 tents, small size. 1 set camp equipage. 4 elastic beds, blankets and equipments. The most of the above can be supplied by War Department. Respectfully submitted.

CADWALADER RINGGOLD,

United States Navy Hon. Wm. B. PRESTON,

Secretary of the Navy, Washington.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,

April 3, 1849. Sir: I intrust to your care important despatches addressed to Commodore Thomas Ap C. Jones, commanding the United States naval forces in the Pacific.

You will sail from New York in the first steamship bound to the port of Chagres. Upon your arrival at Chagres, you will proceed without delay across the isthmus to Panama, and take passage in the first steamer bound to San Francisco, and make the best of your way in her to that point, or wherever else Commodore Jones may be found upon the coast of California, and deliver the despatches addressed to him into his own hands.

If, upon your arrival at Panaina, it should appear that any circumstance had delayed the arrival of the mail steamer at that port, you will, after waiting a reasonable time, proceed to make your way by the earliest opportunity to San Francisco.

After performing the services with which you have been charged, you will rejoin the Hon. Mr. King, and co-operate with him in fulfilling the object of his mission, under whose direction you will return home. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Lieutenant CADWALADER RINGGOLD,

United States Navy, Washington.

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NAVY DEPARTMENT,

April 3, 1849. SIR : The department, being desirous to send out, without delay, a bearer of despatches to California, begs to call into requisition your kind offices in securing a passage for three gentlemen, to proceed from New York, across the isthmus. The urgency of the case makes it all-important they should leave New York in the first steamer for Chagres, to join your next steam. ship from Panama to San Francisco. You will therefore be pleased to secure three through tickets, so as, to insure against the possibility of any delay in their reaching their destination at the earliest moment. I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLÁRD PRESTON. W. H. ASPINWALL, Esq., New York.

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NAVY DEPARTMENT,

April 3, 1849. SIR : You will pay to Lieutenant Cadwalader Ringgold the sum of one thousand dollars, for travelling expenses to California. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Wm. H. Le Roy, Esq.,

Navy Agent, New York.

Navy DEPARTMENT,

April 3, 1849. Sir: You will advance to Lieut. Cadwalader Ringgold five months' pay, and charge to his account. Tam, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Joseph Warte, Esq.

Nady Agent, Baltimore.

Navy DEPARTMENT,

April 3, 1849. * Sır: I transmit enclosed an order to Purser. Rodman M. Price, at San Francisco, disbursing agent on the west coast. Should you find it neces. sary, you can present the same and receive the funds to enable you to pay your travelling expenses home.': I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Lieutenant CADWALADER RINGGOLD,

United States Navy, Wushington.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 3, 1849. Sir: You will be pleased to pay to Lieutenant Cadwalader Ringgold the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars, for his travelling expenses home from California. Very respectfully, your obedient servant

WM. BALLARD PRESTON. Purser R. M. Price,

U. 8. Nay, San Francisco, Ata California.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 3, 1849. Sir: Enclosed I transmit a duplicate order of this date, the original of which has been placed in the hands of Lieutenant Cadwalader Ringgold for delivery, should it become necessary for him to receive the amount to enable him to defray his travelling expenses home. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. BÁLLARD PRESTON. Purser RODMAN M. PRICE,

U. S. Navy, San Francisco, California.

Navy DEPARTMENT, April 3, 1849. Sir: It is important that the Hon. T. Butler King, and the gentlemen forming his party, should meet with the least possible delay on their way

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