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Context of Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 18th instant, a copy of the report of Lieut. Col. Cooke of the part taken by his command in the action at Bluewater, Nebraska Territory, with the Sioux Indians, September 3, 1855. February 20, 1857. -- Read, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.