War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0328 MD., E. N. C. PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, April 17, 1861.

Major S. P. HEINTZELMAN,

Governor's Island:

(Care of Colonel Tompkins, Numbers 6 State street, New York).

Send the recruits drafted for Fort Monroe, under a reliable officer, by the steam-boat plying between New York and Richmond, with confidential orders to land at Fort Monroe and not to permit the steamer to take them beyond. For this secret purpose the recruits may be armed.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

STAET OF PENNSYLVANIA,

Harrisburg, April 18, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

DEAR FATHER: I reached here last night and found 460 men, and they almost entirely without arms. I sent them, however, by the 8 o'clock train of this morning, in company with a company of regulars, who passed through from Minnesota, the gentlemen here thinking that they would be a sufficient escort. There will be 2,000 or 3,000 troops here during to-day, but without arms or ammunition. Please instruct Colonel Craig to give the bearer of this, Colonel McCoy, an order on the arsenal at Philadelphia for 5,000 stand of arms and a sufficient quantity of ammunition. If this is done immediately we will be able to start several thousand by Saturday morning, or if Colonel Craig telegraphs to Philadelphia early to-morrow morning we can send them by to-morrow night.

Your son,

J. D. CAMERON.

[2.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, April 18, 1861

Captain PORTER:

DEAR SIR: This will introduce to you Honorable Joseph Casey, of Harrisburg who will aid you in any way he can.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON.

Secretary of War.

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NEW YORK CITY, April 18, 1861

Honorable SIMON CAMERON.

Secretary of War:

Colonel Lefferts' Seventh Regiment, 750 men, leave to-morrow afternoon at 6 o'clock. See railroad arrangements made.

JOHN B. HASKIN.

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WILMINGTON, DEL., April 19, 1861

Honorable SIMON CAMERON.

Secretary of War, Washington:

DEAR SIR: I will not intrude on your time, but will briefly say that I understand the Governor of this State has declined furnishing her