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October 17.

Brigadier-General William Nelson, by proclamation, called upon “the people of Northeastern Kentucky, now in array against their National and State Governments,” to “return home, lay down their arms, and live in peace,” promising to all such as shall do so a “complete amnesty for what has passed.” --(Doc. 93.)

Major Gavitt's Indiana Cavalry, and five companies of infantry under Colonel Alexander of the Twenty-first Illinois regiment, having reinforced Captain Hawkins' party near Fredericton, Missouri, they attacked and completely routed the force of rebels in their vicinity. In apprehension of the approach of a larger force of rebels, the Union force at night fell back to Pilot Knob.--(Doc. 94.)

Major Wright reached Lynn Creek, Missouri. On his march from Rolla he had three severe skirmishes with the enemy, upon whom he inflicted a considerable los.--Missouri Democrat, Oct. 20.

Colonel Guthrie, in command of the National forces at Charleston, Western Virginia, issued a proclamation giving the citizens of that place assurance of protection in all lawful pursuits, and calling upon them to meet on the 19th instant to organize anew their municipal government.--(Doc. 95.)

C. G. Memminger, the “Confederate” Secretary of the Treasury, issued a circular to the commissioners appointed to receive subscriptions to the Produce Loan, in answer to the Southern planters, who had appealed to the “Confederate” Government “either to purchase the entire cotton crop of the year, or to make an advance upon its hypothecated value.” To these proposals Mr. Memminger declined to accede.--(Doc. 96.)

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