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you will not forward any other troops than those ordered already, but it seems quite probable that their services may be needed at no very distant day. In that event I feel assured that your State and yourself will cheerfully and promptly respond to any call the Government may make or the exigency demand.

I am, dear sir, very truly, yours,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 20, 1861.

His Excellency CHARLES S. OLDEN,

Governor of New Jersey:

DEAR SIR: Yours of the 17th instant, in answer to the requisition of the Federal Government for four regiments of troops from the State of New Jersey, is received. For your prompt and patriotic response to the call of the General Government I tender to yourself and the people of New Jersey my heartfelt thanks.

I am, dear sir, very truly, yours,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

TRENTON, N. J., April 20, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

We have been offered the services of two regiments ready to march wequipped. This is in addition to the quota from New Jersey. Do you want them; and if so, upon whom shall the quartermaster-general make requisition for arms and equipments? Answer immediately.

CHS. S. OLDEN,

Governor of New Jersey.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 20, 1861.

LEWIS PERRINE, Esq.,

Quartermaster of New Jersey:

DEAR SIR: Yours of the 16th instant was received. All the information you desired was anticipated by telegraph, which I trust was satisfactory.

Very respectfully, yours,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 20, 1861.

His Excellency EDWIN D. MORGAN,

Governor of New York:

DEAR SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge yours of the 18th instant, in response to the call of the Federal Government for seventeen regiments of troops from the State of New York. The alacrity and promptness with which you have met this requisition is alike Honorable to the