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be immediately enlisted in the service of the Government as one of this which are to be called for immediately. The regiment shall be ordered to Fort Independence, or some other station in Boston Harbor, for ning, equipment, and drill, and shall be kept there two months or more unless and emergency compels their presence elsewhere.

I am, gentleman, very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

April 29, 1861.

Honorable Z. CHANDLER:

DEAR SIR: I am in receipt of your letter of the 21st instant, having inclosed in it a letter of the adjutant-general of your State soliciting your influence with this Department to secure the acceptance of a brigade instead of a regiment of troops, under the requisition made on your Governor. It would give me pleasure to be able to gratify your wishes, but this can only now be done in one way. The President has determined to accept no more for three months' service than the number called for in the requisitions made upon the Governors of the different States, but to add to the Regular Army twenty-five volunteer regiments, whose members shall agree to serve for two years unless sooner discharged. This will enable this Department to accept the additional regiment from your States, provided it be willing to be mustered into service for two years unless sooner discharged.

Very truly, yours,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, April 29, 1861.

General J. M. THAYER,

Omaha, Nebr. Ter.:

DEAR SIR: Your letter of the 19th instant is received. Your patriotic offer is Honorable to yourself and command. In reply, I have to say that whenever it becomes necessary to withdraw the troops from Forst Kearny and Randall volunteers will be accepted to take their place.

Very respectfully, yours, &c.,

SIMON CAMERON.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, April 29, 1861.

JOSEPH C. ABBOTT,

Adjutant-General of New Hampshire, Concord:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 23rd instant. The promptness and patriotic manner in which your sttae responded to the recent requisition of this Department, as well as the proffer you make to "respond promptly to any call which may be made for troops," gives me great pleasure, and fills me with admiration for your people.

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