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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-8. 43 a. m.

Major-General SANDFORD,

Albany:

The Government will be glad to have your city regiments hasten to Pennsylvania for any term of service. It is not possible to say how long they might be useful, but it is not expected that they would be detained more than three months, possibly not longer than twenty or thirty days. The would be accepted for three months, and discharged as soon as the present exigency is over. If aided at the present by your troops, the people of that State ought soon to be able to raise a sufficient force to relieve your city regiment.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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ALBANY, N. Y., June 15, 1863.

(Received 7. 20 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I will order the New York and Brooklyn troops to Philadelphia at once. Where can we get arms if they are needed?

HORATIO SEYMOUR.

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ALBANY, N. Y., June 15, 1863.

(Received 7. 20 p. m.)

E. M. STANTON:

We have about 2, 000 enlisted volunteers in this State. I will have them consolidated into companies and regiments, and sent on at once. You must provide them with arms.

HORATIO SEYMOUR.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-7. 50 p. m.

Governor SEYMOUR, Albany:

Please send your troops forward to Harrisburg directly. Arms will be supplied there. Some may go more readily by way of Philadelphia; others by Elmira.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-8. 10 p. m.

His Excellency Governor SEYMOUR,

Albany:

Please direct al your troops report to Major-General Couch at Harrisburg, he having command of the department that includes Eastern Pennsylvania.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.