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Orders issued by Captain J. J. Coppinger detailing the personnel and duties of a guard for Nez Perce prisoners-of-war encamped near the fort. The order is signed by P. T. Brodrick, 1st Lt. and Adjutant 23rd Infantry, Post Adjutant and by 1st Lt. W. P. Manning, 23rd Infantry.
Col. Smith thanks Gen. Heath for the suggestion that a new assignment in Santa Fe might be profitable. He then relates his frustrated attempts to secure a transfer to duty in St. Paul. Letter dated Leavenworth, Kansas. On back side note in another handwriting: "Col. Sim Smith, March 20, 69 Ans. my letter rel. to his coming to N[ew] M[exico]."
Orders call for First Lieutenant Jacob W. Keller, unassigned, to report to Colonel Thomas H. Roger, 18th. U.S. Infantry, President of the Retiring Board at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.