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134. the Fremont-Price treaty.
General Hunter's Repudiation of it.
Gen. Hunter to Gen. Price.
Headquarters Western Department, Springfield, Mo., Nov. 7, 1861. General Sterling Price, commanding forces at Cassville, Mo.:
General: Referring to an agreement purporting to have been made between Major-Generals Fremont and Price, respectively, commanding antagonistic forces in the State of Missouri, to the effect that, in future, arrests or forcible interference, by armed or unarmed parties of citizens within the limits of said State, for the mere entertainment or expression of political opinions, shall hereafter cease; that families now broken up for such causes may be reunited; and that the war now progressing shall be exclusively confined to armies in the field — I have to state:
That, as General commanding the forces of the United States in this Department, I can in no manner recognize the agreement aforesaid, or any of its provisions, whether implied or direct; and