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Doc. 232.-Rector's proclamation.

Headquarters Third Brigade, First division, Fort Smith, May 4, 1861.
1. The authority of the United States has ceased upon this frontier.

2. All persons claiming to interpose in public in the name and by the authority of the United States on this frontier, will be arrested and placed in the guard-house for examination.

3. Captain Perkins will take possession of the records and other property of the late United States Court at Van Buren, Arkansas, and place the keys in the custody of the Circuit Court Clerk of Crawford county, Arkansas.

4. Stationery and twenty minutes time will be allowed the attaches of said court, should they desire, to write their resignations.

5. All persons in possession of public property, taken without proper authority, are required to report the same immediately to the Assistant Adjutant-General at Headquarters of this command, and all arms or other property belonging to the United States will be seized.

By order of Gen. N. B. Burrow, Commanding.

W. F. Rector, Assistant Adjutant-General.

--N. Y. Herald, June 6.

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