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The Daily Dispatch: August 31, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Interesting from New Mexico. Santa Fe, Aug. 17. --Seven hundred and fifty troops from Fort Fillmore were surrendered to three hundred Texan Rangers, and released on parole. The Texans retained the arms and horses belonging to the three companies of mounted riflemen. Gen. Wm Pelham and Col. Clements have been arrested by Federal authority, suspected of giving improper information to the Texans at Fort Bliss. Col. Clements took the oath and was released, but Gen. Palham refused. Col. Canby has suspended the writ of habeas corpus in New Mexico. Fort Hanson has been burnt by Col. Canby's orders. Col. Canby is the Federal commandant in the Department of New Mexico.