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SIR : I fear, from the armistice which I this morning saw, signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Fremont, and sent to me by you, that our countrymen under Colonel Fremont are entirely ignorant of our being here ; that they are embarrassed in their movements. And I further fear that, unless something is done at once to inform them of the true state of affairs here, they may capitulate and retire to the upper country.
To avoid so serious an evil, I advise and offer to take one-half of this command, from 250 to 300 men, and march at once to form a junction with Lieutenant-Colonel Fremont.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. W. KEARNEY, Brig. -General.
COMMODORE R. F. STOCKTON,
Governor of California, commanding U. S. Forces.
- A sketch of the life of Com. Robert F. Stockton, 1856, Derby