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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,

WM. MAYNADIER,

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,

CHS. THOMAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PITTSBURG, [April] 20, 1861.

Colonel F. J. PORTER:

Only 2,300 percussion muskets remain, and 3,000 have been ordered to Indianapolis.

John SYMINGTON,

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.

CHAS. THOMAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Major PORTER,

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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