"Come In," Salt Lake Daily Telegraph, 14 Sep. 1864, 3.
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COME IN.—Mr. Tanner's mule train, over which there had been considerable rumor about losses from Indians, etc., came in yesterday morning with goods for Jennings—the advance of his "New York purchases." We saw Mr. T. and found that his only losses had been two mules, not taken by Indians but by an officious 2nd Lieut. of the Kansas Volunteers—a pretty business.
The Government orders a sale of condemned mules at Camp Floyd; the animals are branded with the broad C over the U S, they are paid for, and three years later a second lieutenant find the same animals in the harness of the purchaser, orders them unharnessed, takes possession and hands a miserably scratched acknowledgement that John K. Wright, 2nd Lieut., 10th Kansas Vol. Cavalry, at Buckeye Ranche, N. T., on the 6th of May, took two mules, &c., and the only answer this great soldier deigns to offer to a remonstrance, is that the C might be put on by any person.
We hope General Mitchel will see to this second Lieutenant for the credit of the Kansas Volunteers, and put him through—there is too much ginger bread about these chaps.