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act of March 2, 1867, and the 5th section of the act of March 23, 1867, shall h ive been com. plied with, or when instructions modifying the conditions imposed by said sections shall have been received from competent authority. By command of Brevet Major General Alvan C. Gillem :

JOHN TYLER, First Lieut. 43d Infantry, Bu't Major U. S. A., A. A. A. Gen.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD,
First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. Gen.

No. 34.

[Telegram–10.30 a. m.]
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS)

Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 1, 1868. General R. B. Ayers, Commanding Sub-district of Arkansas,

Little Rock, Arkansas : The peaceful assembling of any body of citizens of any political party will not be prevented, but you will take measures to prevent any breach of the peace, and will promptly suppress violence or disorder. The following copy of indorsement on Governor Murphy's letter dated March 20, 1868, is furnished

information : The government to be organized under the new constitution will be recognized by the general commanding the fourth military district when the provisions of the 5th section of the act of March 2, 1867, and the 5th section of the act of March 23, 1867, shall have been complied with, or when instructions modifying the conditions imposed by said sections shall have been received from competent authority. By command of Brevet Major General Alvan C. Gillem.

JOHN TYLER,
First Lieut. 43d Infantry, Bo't Maj. U. S. A., A. A. A. Gen.

for your

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD,
First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. Gen.

No. 35.

[Telegram–10.30 a. m.]
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MississIPPI AND ARKANSAS,)

Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 2, 1868. Breret Major General Ayers, Commanding Sub-district of Arkansas, Little

Rock, Arkansas : The following despatch was received at these headquarters : Demand is made on me as superintendent of public buildings, by the body elected as the legislature under the proposed constitution, for the legislative hall. My bond and official oath prevent it, unless you order it. Telegraph instructions.

JOHN CAMPBELL, Superintendent Public Brildings.

The body referred to have the undoubted right, possessed by all citizens, of peaceably assembling. They will be recognized by the general commanding as a legislature when the provisions of section 5, act of March 2, 1867, and section 5, act of March 23, 1867, have been complied with, or when instructions modifying said section shall have been received from competent authority. The general commanding can see no objection to the use of the legislative hall, provided such use does not interfere with the transaction of business by the present State government. By command of Brevet Major General Alvan C. Gillem.

JOHN TYLER,
First Lieut. 43d Infantry, Bv't Major U. S. A., A. A. A. Gen,

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. General.

No. 36.

[Telegram.]
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS)

Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 2, 1868. JOHN CAMPBELL,

Superintendent Public Buildings, Little Rock, Arkansas : Telegram received. General Ayers has instructions. Apply to him.

JOUN TYLER, First Lieut. 43. Infantry, Bo't Major U. S. A., A. A. A. Gen.

Official copy:

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. General.

No. 37.

JACKSONPORT, ARKANSAS, March 18, 1868. Sir: We have the honor to report that, owing to very high water in this region, it was absolutely impossible to reach the precinct of Denmark, Jackson county, Arkansas, in time to hold an election as ordered. Therefore there is no report from said precinct. Every effort was made to obey the order. Very respectfally,

WM. AKERS, Registrar.
THOS. SLINGER, Judge.

JOS. T. HENDERSON, Clerk. Official copy:

WM. ATWOOD,

First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. 4. A. General. Brevet Major John TYLER,

A. A. A. General, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

No. 38.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS,

March 20, 1868. SIR: Owing to high water I was not permitted to hold an election in four precincts in my district. I have the honor to be your obedient servant,

ISAAC HOBBS, Registrar. JOHN TYLER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut. 191h Infantry, A. A. A. G.

No. 39.

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS,

April 9, 1968. CAPTAIN : I have the honor to make the following report relative to elections in Jackson county, to be held under provisions of the new constitution adopted at Little Rock, February 11, 1868, and General Orders No. 7, from headquarters fourth military district, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Owing to high water caused by the overflow of White River bottom, no election was held in Denmark precinct, it being impossible for the commissioners of election to reach that point on the day appointed to hold said election, viz: the 13th day of March, 1868. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. C. PEARS,

President Board Registrars. Captain Hall, A. A. A. General,

Headquarters Sub-district of Arkansas.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A, A. A. G.

No. 40.

[Telegram.–11.30 a. m.]
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS)

Vicksburg, Miss., April 18, 1868. Brevet Brigadier General C. H. SMITH, Little Rock, Arkansas :

Red River and California precincts of Searey and Van Buren counties. respectively, not received.

JOHN TYLER, First Lieut. 43d Infantry, Bv't Major U. S. A., A. A. A. G.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut, 19th Infantry, A. A. A. 6

No. 41.

[Telegram.]

Little Rock, ARKANSAS, April 20, 1868. Major John Tyler, A. A. A. General :

The precinct books of Searcy county show that Red River was registered with Sulphur Springs precinct. Only one man, Ross R. Rodman, was registered in California precinct, Van Buren county, and the election was held for that precinct with Giles precinct.

C. H. SMITH, Brevet Brigadier General Commanding.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. G.

No. 42.

[Telegram.—1 p. m.]
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS,)

Vicksburg, Missisippi, April 9, 1868. Brevet Brigadier General C. H. SMITH, Little Rock, Ark. :

No election returns received from Jefferson and Bradley counties, and five precincts of Lawrence, eight of Searcy, and from Powell precinct, Craighead county, Franklin, Izard, Barren, Jackson, St. Francis, Poinsette, California, Van Buren, and Kings White. Also reports of revision of registration from Bradley, Columbia, Crittenden, Jefferson and Montgomery counties. Also reports giving statistical inforination regarding the election in Arkansas. Have them sent without further delay. If necessary send officers for them.

JOHN TYLER, First Lieut. 43d Inf., Bv't Major U. S. A., A. A. A. G.

Official copy :

WILLIAM ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. G.

No. 43.

[Telegram.- 12.30 p. m.] HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MississIPPI AND ARKANSAS,)

Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 10, 1868. Brevet Brigadier General C. H. SMITH, Little Rock, Ark.:

Election returns received to-day complete Arkansas, Jefferson, Columbia and Searcy counties.

JOHN TYLER, First Lieut. 43d Inf., Brevet Major U. S. A., A. A. A.. G.

Official copy :

WILLIAM ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. G.

H. Ex. Doc. 278-4

No. 44.

[Telegram.]

Little Rock, April 11, 1868. Major John TYLER, Acting Assistant Adjutant General : No election held in four precincts of Lawrence county. Report sent by mail.

C. H. SMITH, Brevet Brigadier General Commanding.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieutenant 19th Infantry, A. A. A. General

No. 45.

[Telegram-12.30 p. m.]
HEADQUARTERS Fourth MILITARY DISTRICT,

(MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS.)

Vicksburg, Miss., April 17, 1868–12 30 p. m. Major A. E. LATTIMER, Commanding Post of Fayetteville, Ark.: Two election returns from Prairie precinct, Washington county, Arkansas

, received. Were there two polls open ? Telegraph answer. Exainine records of registrars and forward full report by mail.

JOHN TYLER, First Lieut. 43d Infantry, Brevet Major U. S. A, A. A. A. G.

Official copy :

WM. ATWOOD, First Lieut. 19th Infantry, A. A. A. General.

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