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blaze of excitement just at this time. Lincoln had reinforced Fort Washita, and the natives became somewhat alarmed on the second instant. Runners from Sherman were sent to this and adjoining counties for men to go over to Washita and capture them and take their arms. The next day about one hundred and twenty-five men started from here and went to the call; other companies did the same; and on their arrival on Red river they numbered seven hundred men. In the meantime, the United States troops being apprised of our intentions, retreated to Fort Arbuckle, and also got the force from Fort Cobb, making their numbers about eight hundred. Our troops are now holding them at bay, and have sent for reinforcements. The dispatch arrived here last evening, and to day about one hundred men have left here, and I understand about two hundred from Lamar, and two hundred from the Red river counties, and about two hundred from Dallas. You may soon expect to hear of another victory for Texas.