requested by you in your telegram yesterday. Whatever requisition may be made in Massachusetts for six-months' or three-year's troops, we will exert ourselves to the utmost to fill.
WAR DEPARTMENT, June 16, 1863-5. 25 p. m.
FREDERICK KAPP AND OTHERS,
The Governor of New York promises to send us troops, and if he wishes the assistance of General Fremont and General Sigel, one or both, he can have it. If he does not wish them, it would but breed confusion for us to set them to work independently of him.
WHEELING, W. VA., June 16, 1863.
(Received 7 p. m.)
SECRETARY OF WAR:
Have just learned that the rebels are within 8 miles of Cumberland, Md., and advancing. The citizens having all left the city, I shall convene the First Brigade of militia here. Send equipments here. The Second at Grafton. I cannot raise more than 6, 000; the men are not here.
F. H. PEIRPOINT.
SAINT PAUL, MINN.,
June 16, 1863-7 p. m. (Received June 17, 2. 48 a. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of WAR:
Minnesota can raise one regiment of six-month's men within about four weeks.
June 16, 1800-9. 45 p. m.
Orders have been given the proper departments to furnish all supplies for the militia called out by you and by the President, upon the requisition of General Couch. These orders are not only to the officers in Pennsylvania, but also to those in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Troops for your aid are to be forwarded speedily from the States of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, and New York. Answers from other States are expected.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.