July 31, 1864, Kansas City, Mo.,
Colonel J. H. Ford to Captain James H. Steger

KANSAS CITY, July 31, 1864.

 Capt. JAMES H. STEGER,  Asst. Adjt. Gen.:

Quantrill intends striking some place this week. My best information says west, either Independence or Kansas City; I think it will be east. He can raise 400 men. I start for Independence in a few minutes. Will communicate with you from there.

 J. H. FORD,

Colonel, &c.


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