and called out the militia, ordering the organization of companies and regiments for defense.
He said that if the Southwestern States
were abandoned by the government, they must organize to defend themselves, ‘build a new ark,’ and ‘seek their own destiny.’
Having his attention called by Mr. Davis
to the complaints contained in the proclamation of Governor Rector
, also to General Pike
's complaints of the stoppage of clothing and munitions in transitu
for the Indians, General Van Dorn
, June 9, 1862, wrote a letter from Priceville, Miss.
, to the President
, of which the following relates to events now in narration: