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which they may enlist, showing when, where, and how they are to be mustered into the U. S. service, so that I may move immediately in preparing for your service.

We have several regiments of men enlisted under the militia laws of Massachusetts who would readily turn themselves over to the United States, if acceptable, and if they had the course proper to be pursued pointed out.

I think we have some claim to march six regiments over the ground in Baltimore where our people fell.

Yours, obediently,

JOHN A. ANDREW.

ALBANY, N. Y., May 7, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

But one of our regiments of volunteers under our act of April 16, 1861, has been sent forward. The men who will constitute the remaining thirty-seven regiments are all or nearly embodied, and moving to the depot, under an act for two years' service, as recognized in your acceptance of the propositions of the State of 3rd instant. The period of enlistment cannot be changed; though no doubt required two years, [sic] the force can be filled at the end of that time.

E. D. MORGAN,

Governor of New York.

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 7, 1861.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

Cannot yet give Ohio quota under second all of the President. Probably two or three regiments.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 7, 1861.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

Your dispatch requesting muskets and rifles to be forwarded has been referred to the Chief of Ordnance, from whom you will hear on the subject.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 7, 1861.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

The Adjutant-General will in a few days give you full instructions for mustering troops under the second call of the President. I repeat, in regard to those raised under the first, call, it is desirable, preferably, that all the regiments not already actually sent forward should be mustered into service for three years, or during the war. If any persons in