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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Washington, May 14, 1861.

Governor AUSTIN BLAIR,

Jackson, Mich.:

General Scott requests Your Excellency to send the regiment of volunteers under Colonel O. B. Willcox without delay to this city, via railroad to Baltimore and this city.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 14, 1861.

Governor ALEXANDER RAMSEY,

National Hotel:

DEAR SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 13th instant, and beg leave in reply to inclose a copy of General Orders, No. 15, from which you can obtain the desired information.*

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, May 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: I am authorized by a telegraphic dispatch received late last evening from Adjt. General John B. Sanborn to tender the President a second regiment of Minnesota Volunteers for three years, or the war, and I would respectfully ask that their services may be accepted, as from their frontier experience they are already familiar with whatever of hardship there is incident to the life of the soldier, and will, I assure you, prove themselves among the most gallant and useful of the immense host now entering the service of the Government. The following is a copy of the dispatch referred to, viz:

SAINT PAUL, May 13, 1861.

Honorable ALEXANDER RAMSEY:

The Twenty-third Regiment Minnesota Militia, Colonel Robertson, is full, and tenders its services for three years, or during the war. Hope it will be accepted. Answer.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Adjutant-General Minnesota Militia.

I will remain in this city during the week, and can be addressed at the National Hotel; after that, address me Saint Paul, Minn.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALEX. RAMSEY.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 14, 1861.

Governor ALEXANDER RAMSEY,

National Hotel:

DEAR SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th instant, tendering the services of Colonel Robertson's

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*See p.151.

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