Message of the President of the United States Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...all the means of transportation on the Colorado were in requisition for the expedition up that river, and the depot at Yuma would bear no additional weight; and, from the best information I could obtain, those Indians were in no immediate danger of being molested. This also for dragoons will be a most expensive post. The Pimas raise some surplus grain, but not enough for the supply of the mail stock, and all beyond what they can supply must be brought at heavy cost from San Francisco. A company of infantry, I believe, will be as effective for the protection of those Indians as cavalry; and I would prefer sending a com any of the sixth infantry from Fort Yuma, on the return of Colonel Ho an, if permitted. An answer by overland mail, telegraphed to St. Louis, will save expense if my views are approved. If the Secretary still wishes the post on the Colorado established, I again ask that the camels, so essential to the service on the desert, may be placed at my disposal. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, N. S. CLARKE, Col. 6th infantry, Brevet Brig. Gen., commanding. Col. S. Coornn, Adjutant General, U S. A., Washington, D. G. P. S. Instructions sent to Colonel Nauman, if the post is not to be built, will reach Colonel Hoffman seventeen days sooner than those addressed to me. N. S. CLARKE, Brevet Brigadier General. 7. The Aaljutant General to General Clarke. ADJUTANT G11: mmA1.'s Orrrcs, Washington, April 30, 1859. GENERAL: Your letter of the 21st ultimo in relation to the establishment of a military 0st at Beale's crossing of the Colorado, was duly submitted to the ecretary of War, who now directs me to say in reply, that after a. full and careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances connected with the location...
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