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which have entered the service of the State for two years, with a view of being mustered into the service of the United States for the same period, a recent decision of the War Department authorizes their acceptance. You will, therefore, when cases of this kind occur, muster them into the service for two years.

By order:

W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARTFORD, CONN, June 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The three-years' regiment will be ready in a few days, and I will forward the same, and advise you as requested.

WM. A. BUCKINGHAM.

BOSTONO, MASS., June 14, 1861.

A. LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

DEAR SIR: Fletcher Webster has raised a capital regiment. It is well organized and well officered. Its lieutenant-colonel, Cruiger [Bryan?], a West Pointer. Governor Andrew can't well accept it as one of the six. Do, I pray you, accept it. Telegraph me at once.

HENRY WILSON,

U. S. Senate.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., June 14, 1861-4.11 p.m.

Honorable HENRY WILSON,

Boston, Mass.:

I refer you to Governor Andrew. If his is agreed, Mr. Webster's regiment shall be accepted in addition to the six already accepted. It may be mustered into service for the war.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 14, 1861.

Honorable AUSTIN BLAIR,

Governor of Michigan:

SIR: A regiment under command of Colonel T. B. W. Stockton, of Michigan, has been offered to this Department for acceptance to serve for three years or during the war. The President is willing to accept this regiment if it meets with your approbation, and if it can be got ready for service, full, thoroughly organized and uniformed within two weeks from this date.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.