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Col. Fauntleroy.

--This gallant and distinguished officer, who has but recently resigned his commission as Colonel of the 1st Regiment of U. S. Dragoons, arrived at his home in this place on the 7th inst., from Santa Fe, New Mexico, after 36 days of unceasing travel, by day and by night. Pausing here not long enough for his friends to greet him, he has proceeded to Richmond to report for duty in the service of Virginia.

Col.Fauntleroy, only a few days before he left New Mexico, concluded a Treaty of Peace with the Navajo Indians--a wealthy and powerful tribe of savages whose mountain region of country had always hitherto afforded them a safe and easy retreat from the pursuit of the United States troops. In October last Col. F. invaded their country with eighteen separate columns of troops, entering at different points and penetrating to the very heart of their territory. The campaign was carried on with vigor and success during the whole winter, through deep snows and with the thermometer frequently several degrees below zero. After the loss of several hundred Indians in killed and prisoners, and some ninety thousand head of horses and sheep, they sued for peace, and upwards of thirty chiefs signed the treaty and undertook to induce those still in arms to adhere to it.--Winchester Rep.

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