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APRIL 24, 1861.

Colonel ChARLES THOMAS,

Philadelphia:

Send as fast as can be procured 2,500 shoes and 100 pounds of horseshoe naisl and six sets of shoeing tools to Major George H. Thomas, Carisle Barracks.

By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 1861.

Major PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Will send 1,000 horseshos, the nails, and shoeing tools by train to-morrow.

CHAS. THOMAS,

Assistant Quartermaster-General.

HARRISBURG, PA., April 24, 1861.

COMMANDING OFFICER PITTSBURG ARSENAL:

Send at once by expres train to Major George H. Thomas, Second Cavalry, at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 500 complete sets of cavalry equipments, saddles, bridles, saddle-bags, blankets, &c. Reply if you have them, and when they will come.

By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Mr. Scott notified to secure train at Pittsburg.

PITTSBURG, [April 24, 1861.]

Major F. J. PORTER:

One hundred and seventy sets of horse equipments were sent to Carlisle Barracks on the 22d; 170 will be sent on the 27th, and the remainder can be sent in about ten days thereafter.

JOHN SYMINGTON,

Major of Ordnance.

YORK, April 24, [1861.]

Major F. J. PORTER:

The other four companies of Secodn Cavalry are expected to arrive in New York to-day. Ask Colonel Scott to order them to Carlisle Barracks immediately. I will give you good reason for this request to-morrow.

GEORGE H. THOMAS.

APRIL 24.

Major GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. Army,

York, Pa.:

Horses are being purchased rapidly here. Some sixty are now here, and the rest will be had in three days. I have ordered equipage, horseshoes, shoeing tools, &c., which will be here to-morrow.

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.