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advance the public interest, and I shall be glad to aid you at any time you may think I can do so.

Excuse this hasty note, and believe me to be, Governor, very truly, your friend,

A. PLEASONTON.

P. S.-I shall be glad to hear from you. My address will be Fort Crittenden, Utah.

A. P.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 6, 1861.

His Excellency CHARLES S. OLDEN,

Governor of New Jersey:

DEAR SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th instant, and I avail myself of the occasion to express the thanks of this Department to you for the prompt and satisfactory manner in which you have responded to the call of the President. Your letter has been referred to the Adjutant- General, who will give it immediate attention and issue the necessary orders.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

[JUNE 6, 1861.-For McClellan to Scott, in regard to organization of troops Western Virginia, and Scott's reply authorizing their muste-in, see Series I, Vol. II, p. 666.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., June 6, 1861.

JAMES REDPATH, Esq.,

Boston, Mass.:

DEAR SIR: I am in receipt of your letter of the 1st instant. The subject to which you refer is an important one which deserves careful consideration, and shall receive it at my hands as soon as I may find a leisure moment to give it thought.

Should your views be adopted you may hear from me again on the subject.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 7, 1861.

MIXED COMMISSION,

Medical Bureau:

The Secretary of War has learned with great satisfaction that at the instance and in pursuance of the suggestion of the Medical Bureau, in a communication to this office dated May 22, 1861, H. W. Bellows, Prof. A. D. Bache, LL. D.; Prof Jeffries Wyman, M. D.; Prof Wolcott Gibbs, M. D.; W. H. Van Buren, M. D.; Samuel G. How, M. D.; R. C. Wood, surgeon, U. S. Army; G. W. Cullum, U. S. Army; Alexander E. Shiras, U. S. Army, have mostly consented, in connection with such others as they may choose to associate with them, to act as a commission of