Message from the President of the United States: To a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to the formation of a State government in New Mexico: 31st Congress, First Session: Executive Document No. 60 [Senate] [Digital Version]

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United States. Congress (31st, 1st session: 1849-1850). Senate and Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Message from the President of the United States (July 1, 1850)

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Title: Message from the President of the United States: To a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to the formation of a State government in New Mexico: 31st Congress, First Session: Executive Document No. 60 [Senate] [Digital Version]
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31st CONGRESS, 1st Session. [SENATE.] Ex. Doc. No. 60.

MESSAGE
FROM
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
IN ANSWER
To a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to the
formation of a State government in New Mexico
.
JULY 1, 1850.
Read, and ordered to be printed.

To the Senate of the United States:

I herewith transmit a report from the Secretary of War, prepared in answer
to a resolution of the Senate of the 27th ultimo, requesting information
of the proceedings of the Executive in regard to the appointment of
the officer now commanding in New Mexico, the orders and instructions
given to and correspondence with him, and upon other subjects mentioned
in the resolution.

Z. TAYLOR.
WASHINGTON, July 1, 1850.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

SIR:

I have the honor to acknowledge the reference to this department
of the resolution of the Senate of the 27th ultimo, the first clause of which
requests the President to inform the Senate "whether any person has
been by him appointed civil or military governor of New Mexico since the
fourth day of March, 1849; and if so, whether the same individual still
continues to act in that capacity, or whether he has been succeeded by
some other person." In reply to these inquiries, I herewith enclose copies
of the orders assigning Brevet Colonel John Munroe to the command of
the ninth military department, which command he still retains.

In reply to the request for copies of the instructions and orders given to
said commanding officer, and correspondence with him, and for information
as to the approval given by the Executive to his acts or to the existence
or continuation of a government in New Mexico, in opposition to the
jurisdiction claimed by the State of Texas, I have the honor to state that
all such orders, instructions, and correspondence have already been communicated
to the Senate, in compliance with two previous resolutions of
that body, and that all the proceedings of the Executive through this


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department and its officers in relation to the subject-matter of the resolution,
up to this date, are fully set forth therein

This department has not received official information of the proclamation
set forth in the resolution of the Senate to which this is a reply.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. W. CRAWFORD,
Secretary of War.
To the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

GENERAL ORDERS,
No. 3.

Brevet Colonel John Munroe, 2d artillery, is assigned to duty in department
No. 9, and will immediately repair to Santa Fe, via Fort Leavenworth,
and relieve Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Washington, now in
command in New Mexico.

By command of Major General Scott:
W. G. FREEMAN,
Assistant Adjutant General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

GENERAL ORDERS,
No. 35.

Brevet Colonel John Munroe, major in the 2d regiment of artillery,
having been ordered to department No. 9, is, by direction of the President,
assigned to duty according to his brevet rank for and during the time he
may, in virtue of said rank, exercise the duties of commanding officer in
that department.

By order:
R. JONES, Adjutant General.



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