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Philip Henry Sheridan to Governor Samuel Johnson Crawford

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Sheridan, P. H.

 

The Western Union Telegraph Company.

 

Dated, In the field, Ft Hayes Oct 8 1868

Received at Salina

To His Excellency S. J. Crawford

Governor State of Kansas.

 

General Hazen has informed me that the friendly overtures which were made to the Kiowas & Comanchies at Larned on the 19th & 20th Sept 1868 have failed to secure peace with them or their removal to their reservations and I am authorized to muster in one regiment of Cavalry from your State for a period of six (6) months.  I will communicate further with you on the subject on the receipt of additional instructions from General Sherman.

 

P. H. Sheridan

 

Paid

 

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Orig. of 19th                 Oct. 8/68.

 

Genl. P.H. Sheridan

 

Gov. S.J. Crawford

Notifying him of Genl. Hazens failure to secure peace with Kiowas and Comanchies, and that he is authorized to accept Regt. Of Kansas Troops.

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