all mounted I would send them to hold some important point away from here. They are orderly and well-behaved and might make fine troops under proper instruction but I have no one to assign to that duty.
Stan V. Henkels Sale No. 1418, Oct. 9,1928; Thomas F. Madigan, A Catalogue of Lincolniana (New York, 1929), No. 127. On Aug. 25, 1861, Brig. Gen. John Pope telegraphed to USG. "A Battery of six pieces artillery goes up tomorrow to Jefferson City. Have you any authentic intelligence of the movements of the enemy South or west of Jefferson City—if so what ? General Fremont desires frequent reports of condition of things in your section of country. Report immediately" Copy, DNA, RG 393, District of North Mo., Letters Sent. On Aug. 26, USG informed Pope's hd. qrs. that "Fifteen hundred of Prices command are moving N. E. supposed to be aiming for Jeff. City." Ibid., Register of Letters Received.
Headquarters U S. Forces|
Jefferson City Mo Aug 26/61|
|5TH IOWA VOLS.|
See E. B. McPherson, a true Union man, who will show you a copy of the "Booneville Patriot." 1 Bring all the printing material, type &c with you. Arrest J. L. Stevens and bring him with you, and some copies of the paper he edits. Baily is a particularly obnoxious person and should be arrested. B L Wilson and Comp. have been furnishing the rebels with groceries. You may therefore pay him a visit and if you require it, draw two or three days supply for your command, keeping an account of the amount taken, its value &c. Give secessionists to understand what to expect if it becomes necessary to visit them again. Take