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three years, or during the war; but how many shall I muster in? How many more do you want from his State? Shall I uniform the men you yet want? Answer.

SAMUEL J. KIRKWOOD,

Governor of Iowa.

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 7, 1861.

Governor S. J. KIRKWOOD,

Davenport, Iowa:

The Adjutant-General will in a day or two give you full information as to the quota, &c., under the second call of the President.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

[MAY 7, 1861.-For Lincoln's authority to Anderson for the organization of volunteer troops from the State of Kentucky and from the western part of the State of Virginia, see Series I, Vol. LII, Part I, p.140.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 7, 1861.

His Excellency I. WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor of Maine, Augusta, Me.:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 3rd instant. It gives me pleasure to authorize Fort Sullivan and its grounds at Eastport to be used by your troops for drilling, &c.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 7, 1861.

Governor J. A. ANDREW,

Boston:

Your dispatches referred to the Adjutant-General,* who will advise you immediately.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Boston, Mass., May 7, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: In presenting W. L. Burt, esq., of the Suffolk bar, I impart my entire confidence that he will correctly represent my wishes, which I think are in accordance with the good of all and which are entertained with entire deference to your counsels. My main desire is that Massachusetts may be allowed to furnish six regiments, at least, to the corps of three-years' volunteers, and I desire also to receive the order under

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*See May 4 and 6 pp. 160, 164.

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