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pension desired? If the former, it cannot be done without funds; and if the latter, would it not be a saving to the government, and just and magnanimous towards Mr. Weller, to relieve him from the service unconditionally?
The commissioner asks you, through me, to be allowed to pay a portion of the salary of his disbursing officer, and for that purpose has drawn a draft for $500, which I will present at any time you niay have the kindness to allow its payment.
With no desire to become importunate, but with a sincere belief that there has been some niisconception of the facts of the case, my object in addressing you now is to give you a clearer statement in regard to the draft I hold, hoping thereby to overcome your objections to its payment here.
With a respectful request to be informed, as soon as convenient, whether or not you still adhere to your former decision regarding the payment here, in part, of my salary, agreeably to the requisition of the commissioner, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,
C. L. WELLER. Hon. Thomas EWING,
Secretary of Interior Department.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Office of Indian Affairs, January 11, 1850. Sir: In compliance with the directions in your letter of the 3d instant, I have the honor to transmit, herewith, a copy of all the correspondence that has been had between this office and “ any agent of the government of the United States in California or New Mexico. Respectfully, your obedient servant,
ORLANDO BROWN. Hon. THOMAS EWING,
Secretary of the Interior.
Report of J. S. Calhoun, Indian agent at Santa Fe, New Mexico.
SANTA FE, New Mexico,
October 16, 1849. Sir: I forward to you, for the information of whom it may concern, the printed “ Journal of the Convention of the Territory of New Mexico.” It is stated that the election for delegates to the convention was held “in conformity with the proclamation of Lieutenant Colonel Beall, civil and military commandant," &c., &c. I have not been able to procure a copy of the proclamation; therefore, one is not enclosed to you.
Before the honorable Hugh N. Smith left for Washington, he informed me that Governor Washington had refused to approve, or rather to recog. nise officially, the actings and doings of the convention.
All of which I submit to you without an additional remark.
J. S. CALHOUN. Hon. T. EWING,
Secretary of the Interior, Washington city, D. C.
SANTA FE, NEw MEXICO,
October 18, 1849. SIR: It may be important to the government of the United States, undoubtedly important to many of the inhabitants of said States, that the accompanying “table of marches, &c., 'should be made public.
For the “ table," &c., as will be seen by a reference to it, I am indebted to that liberal and enlightened officer, H. L. Kendrick, Brevet Major U. S. A., who on every occasion, so far as I have seen, or believe, has manifested every becoming disposition to furnish all the information which he could command, for the general good; and I know of no gen. tleman who could surpass him in successfully advancing the general good. With great respect, your obedient servant,
J. S. CALHOUN. Hon. T. EWING,
Secretary of the Interior, Washington city, D. C.
Perday. Total from
Miles. Miles May 16 Left Fort Leavenworth.. 19 At Black Hoof (a.).
30.00 31 | Lone Elm....
44.00 Jane 1 Bull creek..
54.91 2 Black Jack Point...
64.19 % Sunday, Miller's Spring..
76.52 4 Pelican creek......
91.22 5One-hundred-and-ten-mile creek.
11.20 102.42 6 Waldo creek, Big creek, &c., (6.).
12.12 114.54 7 One-hundred-and-forty-mile creek.
15.27 129.81 8 Rock creek.....
13.15 142.96 9 One mile beyond Council Grove (c.).
9.08 152 04 11 Diamond spring...
16.50 168.54 12 | Lost spring.....
15.75 184.29 13 Cotton wood spring.
16.95 201.24 14 | Little Turkey creek..
18.98 220.22 15 | Little Arkansas..
26.00 246.22 16 | Owl creek......
257.42 17 Sunday, Big Cow creek.
10.50 267.92 18 Arkansas river (d.).
18.00 285.92 19 Ash creek....
28. 15 314.07 20 Pawnee fork...
7.10 321.17 21 On the Arkansas (e)
16.57 337.74 22 ....do....do....
16.91 354.65 23 .....do....do....
18.65 373.30 24 Sunday...do (f.).......
22.30 395.60 25 Crossing of Arkansas..
22.99 418.59 26 Crossed Arkansas to camp (g.).
420.09 28 At a water hole....
15.68 435 77 29 Found two water holes..
30.02 465.79 30 Lower Cimarron springs (h)...
14.14 479.93 July 2 Some pools of water...
499.93 3 Middle springs of Cimarron...
19.02 518.95 4 Little crossings of Cimarron..
531.88 5 Near upper Cimarron springs.
14.10 545 98 6 Cold spring.
19.05 565.03 7 Cedar creek...
16.13 581.16 8 Sunday, Cotton-wood creek..
21.99 603.15 9 Near Round Mound.....
13.86 617.01 10 Left bank Rabbit-ear creek..
1.31 618 32 11 Whetstone creek.....
26.40 644.72 12 Points of rocks....
658.85 13 Succession of water holes in prairies.
16.62 675.47 14 Ocate creek.....
10.05 685.52 15 Sunday, Wagon Mound..
19.69 705.21 16 Creek, 3 miles from the Mora.
21.62 726.83 17 Las Vegas.....
21.78 748.61 18 Tacalote...
13.05 761.66 19 4 miles beyond San Miguel..
18.00 779.66 20 Ruins of Pecos......
17.81 797.47 21 Stone Corral....
810.88 22 One mile from Santa Fe....
820.68 Santa Fe....
1.00 821.68 (a.) Camp Kanzas. (6.) “ Dragoon creek," " Independence," &c. (c.) June 10, Sunday. (a.) Two miles above Osage camping ground. (e.) Guide called this "Love's defeat.” (f) Near Fort Mann. (8.) Remained in camp on the 27th. (h.) Remained in camp July 1, Sunday.
A. L. KENDRICK, Brevet Major U. S. A.
Journal of the Convention of the Territory of New Merico.
At a convention held at the city of Santa Fe, Territory of New Mexico,
composed of delegates elected by the people of the different counties, in conformity with the proclamation of Lieutenant Colonel Beall, civil and military commandant of the Territory of New Mexico, in the absence of Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Washington, civil and military governor, the following, among other proceedings, were had.
MONDAY MORNING, September 24, 1849. On motion of Antonio Jose Otero, Tomas Baca was called to the chair, and James H. Quinn, esq., was requested to act as secretary pro tem.
The roll being called, the following gentlemen appeared and answered to their names:
From the county of Bernalillo—Manuel Armijo y Mestas, Ambrosio Armijo y Ortiz. Rio Arriba—Joseph Nangle, Salbador Lucero. San Miguel-Gregorio Vigil, Manuel Antonio Baca. Santa Ana–Miguel Montoya, Francisco Tomas Baca. Santa Fe-Manuel Alvarez, E. Vaudry Deroin, W. Z. Angney. Toos-Ceran St. Vrain, Antonio Jose Martin, Antonio Leroux. Valencia—Juan Jose Sanches, William Curtis Skinner, Mariana Sylba,
Antonio Jose Otero, Manuel Antonio Otero. On motion of Ceran St. Vrain, the convention proceeded to the election of president, when the roll being called, the Rev. Cura Antonio Jose Martinez was unanimously elected president of the convention.
On motion of Mr. Skinner, the convention proceeded to the election of Secretary.
Mr. Skinner nominated James H. Quinn, esq.
Mr. Quinn, having received a majority of all the votes given, was declared duly elected; was qualified, and entered upon the discharge of his duties.
On motion of Joseph Nangle, E. "J. Vaughn was unanimously elected doorkeeper.
On motion of Joseph Nangle, a committee of three was appointed by the Chair to examine the credentials of members claiming seats in this con-' vention.
The president appointed said committee, Messrs. Angney, Skinner, and Martinez.
On motion of Mr. Sanchez, convention adjourned until 3 o'clock, p. m.
EVENING Session-3 o'clock, p. m. The committee appointed to examine credentials of members claiming seats in convention, reported the following persons as duly entitled and qualified:
From the county of
Rio Arriba-Dr. J. Nangle, Salbador Lucero.
Antonio Jose Otero, Manuel Antonio Otero.
Resolved, That the vote on any question that may arise before the convention shall be taken by ballot, when called for by two members.
On which the question being taken, was determined in the negative. Ayes and nays, as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Angney, Alvarez, Deroin, Nangle, Lucero, Martinez-6.
Nays-Messrs. Skinner, A. J. Otero, Sanchez, Sylba, M. A. Otero, A. Armijo, M. Armijo, Montoya, Baca, (Santa Ana, St. Vrain, Leroux, Baca, (San Miguel, Vigil-13.
Mr. St. Vrain moved that the convention proceed to the election of a delegate, to represent the interests of this territory in the Congress of the United States, which was decided in the affirmative, as follows: Ayes, 15—nays, 4.
Whereupon, the convention proceeded to the election of a delegate to the Congress of the United States.
Mr. Skinner nominated Hugh N. Smith.
For Hugh N. Smith: Messrs. Skinner, Otero, Sanchez, Sylba, M. Otero, A. Armijo, Montoya, Baca, (San Miguel,) Baca, (Santa Ana,) Vigil, St. Vrain, Martinez, Leroux, Lucero, M. Armijo—15.
For Richard H. Weightman: Angney, Alvarez, Deroin—3.
Whereupon, Hugh N. Smith was declared duly elected as delegate of this territory to the Congress of the United States.
On motion of A. J. Otero, the president appointed a committee of five to report the basis of a constitution for the government of the territory, and instructions for the consideration of the delegate to Congress; which was unanimously adopted.
The president appointed W. 2. Angney, Joseph Nangle, Wm. C. Skinner, Baca, (Santa Ana,) and A. J. Otero, said committee.
On motion of A. Armijo, the convention adjourned until 10 o'clock, tomorrow
TUESDAY MORNING, 10 o'clock.
Mr. Angney presented the petition of citizens of the county of Bernalillo, protesting against the admission of A. and M. Armijo, as delegates from the county of Bernalillo to this convention, and claiming that Antonio Sandoval and Juan Perea are entitled to seats in the convention as delegates from the county of Bernalillo; which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
On motion of Mr. Sanchez, the convention adjourned until 2 o'clock,