October 28th, 1915.
Major William H. York,
Officer Commanding the L.F.F.
The Government is sending a Commission, composed of
Hon. B.W. Payne, Chairman, Reed Paige Clark, James F. Cooper and
B.J. Davis, to enquire into the cause of the trouble at Sinoe
and to settle same as far as possible as per instructions here-
You are hereby ordered to accompany the Commission
with an armed force sufficient to enable them to carry out the
The force shall immediately occupy Blue Barrow point
before the Commission proceeds to the discharge of their duty.
You shall at all times place the military force at
the disposal of the Commission for the purpose of carrying out
The object of the Government is to restore peace and
order peacefully, if possible, but should it become necessary on
account of an attack or resistance by those now in rebellion,
you are authorized and directed to use not only the Frontier
Force at your command, but to call upon the Superintendent of
Sinoe County for the militia of the 3rd Regiment to render their
assistance in repelling force by force, in putting down any op-
position to the authority of the Government.
President and Commander-in-Chief, R.L.