explain any apparent delay in filling order for supplies, all of which I have used every possible exertion to comply with promptly.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain of Ordnance.
ASSISTANT QUARTERMASER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Philadelphia, April 19, 1861.
Major F. J. PORTER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Harrisburg:
MAJOR: Your telegram of this day was received this afternoon, and I telegraphed you in reply as follows:
Your telegram received. Captain Maynadier wrote me to-day, stating that the only order he has received to send arms to Harrisbug is for 1,000 muskets, with ammunition, for the Governor of Pennsylvania; that he could not state exacly when they would be ready, as some of the arms had to be sighted. Not a moment will be lost in sending them when I am advised of their being ready.
No delay will arise in this office in sending any and all military stores to their destination from or to any point as soon as I have advice that transportation is required. An agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad called this morning to have 5,000 muskets, &c., sent to-day, but I know nothing of them, and it appears that Captain Maynadier knows about 1,000 stand.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
PITTSBURG, [April] 20, 1861.
Colonel F. J. PORTER:
Only 2,300 percussion muskets remain, and 3,000 have been ordered to Indianapolis.
Major of Ordnance.
[APRIL 20, 1861.]
Major F. J. PORTER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. Army:
I could not obtain the ammunition until to-day. It will leave by the first train at 4 p. m.
Governor's Room, Capitol:
Ammunition not received from New York or Springfield. The 10,000 guns are here. Please hurry it forward.
T. A. SCOTT.
[APRIL 21, 1861] - 8.20 p. m.
Colonel H. L. SCOTT, U. S. Army,
114 West Eleventh street, New York:
Send as soon as possible the arms and ammunition to the Governor of Pennsylvania I telegraphed for. I am off for Ashland.
F. J. PORTER,
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