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SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT., April 15, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

I shall promptly respond to your call for one regiment.

ERASTUS FAIRBANKS,

Governor of Vermont.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, April 15, 1861.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

What portion of the 75,000 militia you call for do you give to Ohio? We will furnish the largest number you will receive. Great rejoicing here over your proclamation. Answer immediately by telegraph. I await your answer to issue my proclamation.

W. DENNISON,

Governor of Ohio.

[Indorsement.]

Reply: Thirteen regiments.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, April 15, 1861.

Honorable SIMOND CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch calling on Ohio for thirteen regiments is just received and will be promptly responded to by this State.

W. DENNISON,

Governor of Ohio.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Trenton, April 16, 1861.

General CAMERON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

SIR: I am directed by His Excellency the Governor of this State to inquire of you whether the troops called for in your requisition of the 15th instant, when mustered into the service of the United States, will be furnished with arms and accouterments, clothing, camp equipage, and all other equipments necessary for active service by the United States. If not, what portion will be furnished by your Department? As this State is poorly provided with serviceable arms and accouterments, &c., an early reply is requested, that we may provide our troops with everything necessary preparatory to their taking the field at as early a day as possible, in obedience to the orders from your Department.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEWIS PERRINE,

Quartermaster-General New Jersey Militia.

CONCORD, N. H., April 16, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

New Hampshire responds to the requisition of the General Government, and will furnish the men required. Immediate and vigorous measure will be adopted for the formation of the companies.

ICHABOD GOODWIN,

Governor of New Hampshire.