Oct 30, 1838
His Excellency Gov. Boggs.
Sir, I have ordered one
Thousand men from This Divis, and now have five
Hundred this far under March, and five hundred
From the Second Brigade will join me to day at
Keytsville from whence I will proceed to
without delay. Your two Orders were both received
on day before Yesterday at the Same time. On this
moment I received per Capt Long the inclosed
express from Genl. Atchison and Lucas then at
and opened and sent to me, supposing that the
powers confered on me were Sufficient. This may
be so but I would give your excellency my
decided Opinion that it would be best for
you to be there, and hope you will if practicable.
In the meantime I will indeavor to
act out your orders in letter and spirit however
great the responsibility. I have this moment
dispatched to Genls. Atchison & Lucas a copy
of your two Orders to me, with instructions
to act for the best, until I can arrive.
All the additional information that I have
from the Scene of disturbance, is worse
I have the honor to be
Yr. Obt. Servt.
John B. Clark.
Major Genl Com