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Washington, D. C., July 3, 1894, four o'clock P. M.
To Martin, Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Missouri, Chicago, Ills.
It having become impracticable, in the judgment of the President, to enforce, by ordinary course of judicial proceedings, the laws of the United States, you will direct Colonel Crofton to move his entire command at once to the city of Chicago, leaving the necessary guard at Fort Sheridan, there to execute the orders and processes of the United States Court, to prevent the obstruction of the United States mails, and generally to enforce the faithful execution of the laws of the United States. He will confer with the United States marshal, the United States district attorney, and Edwin Walker, special counsel. Acknowledge receipt, and report action promptly.

By order of the President:

J. M. Schofield, Major-General.


Chicago, Ills., July 4, 1894.
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
At ten-fifteen this morning Colonel Crofton reports his command in the city; located, infantry at Blue Island and Grand Crossing, cavalry and artillery at stock-yards; cannot learn that anything definite has been accomplished, but there has been no active trouble. People appear to feel easier since arrival of troops. General Miles is expected to arrive in city within an hour or at twelve.

Martin, Asst. Adjt.-Genl.


Chicago, Ills., July 4, 1894.
Adjt. Genl. U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
Returned at eleven-thirty this morning.

Miles, Maj.-Genl. Commanding.

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