ing bands, I give you notice that unless you seize and deliver the said Gordon to me at these headquarters within ten days from this date, or drive him out of the county, I shall send a force to your city with orders to reduce it to ashes, to burn the house of every secessionist in your county, and to carry away every negro.
Col. Jennison's regiment will be entrusted with the execution of this order.
The following named persons are particularly directed to this notice: David Hunt, Clinton Cockrill, Joe Merryman, Robert Cain, John Murray, H. J. Freeland, W. M. Paxton, W. C. Remington, Andrew Tribble, R. P. S. Filey, Jackson Miller, Robt. Clark, W. Tatman, H. M. Cochran, S. M. Hays, Joseph Todd, and James Burcksbarte. D. Hunter, Maj. Gen. Commanding.
Improved Dwelling for soldiers.
A Missouri correspondent of the New York Herald, writing under date of December 27, says:
I noticed yesterday a series of structures occupied by one of Colonel Ellis's First Missouri C