han the necessities of the service may require; and you will be at liberty to leave here after you have complied with these instructions, and those in the order referred to.
Very respectfully, your ob't servant, S. W. Kearny. Lieut.-Col. J. C. Fremont, Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, Commanding Battalion of California Volunteers, Ciudad de Los Angeles.
About a month later, he received the following order from General Kearny:
headquarters, 10th Military Deptartment, Monterey, Cal., March 28.
Sir,—This will be handed to you by Colonel Mason, 1st Dragoons, who goes to the southern district, clothed by me with full authority to give such orders and instructions upon all matters, both civil and military, in that section of the country as he may deem proper and necessary.
Any instructions he may give you will be considered as coming from myself.
A few weeks later Colonel Fremont received orders from General Kearny to report himself at Monterey with such of the members of hi