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1846, May 21, (No. 43.)-Solicits further instructions; remarks upon the navigability of the
Rio Grande; has detached cavalry in pursuit of Arista's army; expects General
Smith's column from Barita. '
regiment of volunteers; Lieutenant Colonel Garland has returned from pursuing the
enemy; solicits instructions as to disposition of part of General Arista's baggage..
given instructions about mustering volunteers; difficulty of communicating with
portation; last intelligence of Arista; ordnance, &c., found in Matamoras.
transportation to push forward a depot to Camargo.
Letters from the Secretary of War to General Taylor. 1846, June 26.—Embarrassment caused by the call of General Gaines for troops.
July 1, (No. 57.)–From General Taylor, in relation to volunteers enrolled for less
than twelve months; asks permission to retain them. August 3.-In relation to the retention of six-months' men, (from the Secretary of War.)
Letters from General Taylor. 1846, July 16, (No. 60.)—Relative to the obligation of Louisiana volunteers to serve more
than three months. July 22, (No. 64.)—Acknowledges instructions relative to the discharge of volunteers,
and reports measures for their execution. July 25, (No. 65.)— Return of volunteer force; adverts to the case of Alabama volun«
teers, which he has ordered to be mustered out of service in Mobile. July 31, (No. 70.)- Position of volunteers from Texas; necessity of retaining them beyond three months; regiments of Kentucky and Tennessee horse will not arrive
in time. August 31, (No. 82.)-Relating to volunteer regiments, and some detached companies from Texas and Louisiana. 2
0 08 Letter from the Secretary of War to General Taylor. ,an 1846, June 8.—Relative to conducting the war.
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you ' 02'dono AT Letter from General Scott to General Taylor. 1846, June 12.-General instructions in relation to his assignment to the chief command of .
the army in Mexico, and the enumeration of force sent to him, &c., with a copy of a letter of instructions to General Wool, &c.
Letters from General Taylor. 1846, June 26, (No. 56.)- Acknowledges communications from the Secretary of War of
28th, 29th and 30th May, [with letter from the President,) and 4th and 8th of June. July 2, (No. 58.)--His views on the subject of operations against the interior, in an.
swer to communications of the 28th of May and 8th of June.
Letter from the Secretary of War. 1846, July 9.—Plan of campaign, &c.
Letter from General Taylor to the President. 1846, August 1.-His views in regard to operations, in answer to letter of 9th of July.
Letters from Secretary of War. 1846, September 2.-Intention to make a descent on Tampico; [intercepted by the enemy.]
September 22.–Change of instructions in relation to operations.
Letters from General Taylor. 1846, September 25, (No. 91.)–Capitulation of Monterey.
October 12, (No. 96.)-- Acknowledges despatches of the 220 September. .
in answer to the letter of the 22d September; adverts to instructions to General
tary of War. . Letters from the Secretary of War to Generals Taylor and Patterson. 1846, October 13.-Directing that the armistice shall cease, and in relation to the opera- .
tions of the war.
Letters from General Taylor. 1846, November 3, (No. 105.)- Acknowledges the receipt of the despatch of 13th October.
November 8, (No. 107.)-Replies to despatch of 13th October, relative to armis
tice. November 8, (No. 108.)-Has notified the Mexican general of the conclusion of ibo
armistice; shall occupy Saltillo; adverts to the position of General Wool; has taken the first step towards an expedition to Tampico.
Letters from the Secretary of War. 1846, October 22.-Instructions in regard to operations.
October 22 — Major McLane, bearer of despatches.
on the golf coast. General Scott has been directed to repair to the seat of war.
September 12.—Letter from General Scott applying for the command of the army in
letter received by Commodore Conner from a reliable source.
Letters from General Taylor. 1846, November 12, (No. 110.)-His views in answer to the despatch of the 22d October.
November 16.- Acknowledging communications. [Not copied.]
rious in:erferences of bis plans and orders; letter from General Patterson, 8th De
cember, 1846. December 22, (No. 123.)--Return of force from Monterey in consequence of intelli
gence from the frontier ; measures taken to reinforce General Worth ; shall march
again for Victoria ; correspondence with Santa Anna. December 26, (No. 124.) - Arrives at Montemorelos ; shall march for Victoria on the
271h ; intelligence from the interior. December 26, (No. 123.)-Acknowledges communications ; capture of Tampico ; COR.
fusion and embarrassment have resulted from the correspondenoe with General Pat
terson by the department. 1847, January 7, (No. 1.)-Occupation of Victoria.
From the Secretary of War to General Taylor. 1847, January 4.-Secretary of War to General Scott in relation to operations.
January 27.-On the subject of the publication of General Taylor's letter to General
Gaines. 1846, July 6.-Letter from the Secretary of War to General Taylor in relation to commerce
and trade with Matamoras.
Letters from the Secretary of War. 1846, July 17.—Transmits resolution of the State of Connecticut.
July 27.-Relative to a captive Mexican boy.
July 2.-Acknowledges communications. [Not copied.]
culty of throwing supplies up the river.
charge of Louisiana volunteers.
6,000 troops; valley of San Juan reconnoitred; Mier occupied.
at Monterey; 20 brigade has marched; volunteers have been organized.
party in the department of Tamaulipas, [the enclosures not copied, being confiden
tial.] August 28, (No. 80.)-Suggests a clothing depot. August 31, (No. 81.)-Proceedings of court-martial. [Not copied.] September 2, (No. 84.)-Scarcity of medical officers with the army, with a copy of
the Surgeon General's report of the 29th of July. September 3, (No. 85.)-Organization of troops en route; is about to take the field;
no recent intelligence from the interior; state of things at San Antonio; General
Patterson will remain in command in rear. September 4, (No. 88.)—Report from General Worth, giving intelligence from the in. "terior; sends proclamation of Ampudia. September 12, (No. 87.)–Concentration of troops at Cerralvo; shall march on Mon
terey on the 13th; news from the interior. September 17, (No. 88.)--Concentration of force at Marin; particulars of advance. September 22, (No. 89.)-Reports operations before Monterey. [Published in Senate
Doc. No. 1, 2d session 29th Congress; not here copied. September 23, (No. 90.)-Operations of 220 and 23d. [Published in Senate Doo. No.
1, 2d session 29th Congress; not here copied.]
1846, September 28, (No. 92.-Departure of the enemy; reports from General Wool of the
15th of September. October 6, (No. 93.)-Discharge of Texas mounted volunteers; 2d infantry ordered
Şenate Doc. No. 1, 2d session 29th Congress; not here copied.]
A. Letters from Major General Scott 10 Major General Taylor.
Relative to transportation.
and 18th of May, 1846.
Letters from General Taylor. 1846, June 10, (No. 61.)–Refers to the great number of volunteers arriving at Point Isabel,
and the entire want of suitable transportation for a movement ap the river. : July 1.- From the Secretary of War to General Taylor, in answer, with memoranda
of the Quartermaster General. June 17, (No. 52)—From General Taylor ; no recent advices from general head
quarters ; failure in New Orleans to send out other means of transportation, or a