War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0274 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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EXECUTIVE MANSION,

June 17, 1861.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR:

MY DEAR SIR: With your concurrence, and that of the Governor of Indiana, I am in favor of accepting into what we call the three- years' service any number not exceeding four additional regiments from that State. Probably they should come from the triangular region between the Ohio and Wabash Rivers, including my own old boyhood home. Please see Honorable C. M. Allen, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, and unless you perceive good reasons to the contrary, draw up an order for him according to the above.

Yours, truly,

A. LINCOLN.

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

June 17, 1861.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR:

MY DEAR SIR: With your concurrence, and that of the Governor of Ohio, I am in favor of receiving into what we call the three- years' service any number not exceeding six additional regiments from that State, unless you perceive good reasons to the contrary. Please see Honorable John A. Gurley, who bears this, and make an order corresponding with the above.

Yours, truly,

A. LINCOLN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 17, 1861.

RODMAN G. MOULTON,

Manchester, England:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo, with enclosures, informing me of the shipment of the guns necessary to complete the battery of Whitworth cannon, together with ammunition and machine for manufacturing projectiles, which have been presented to the Government of the United States by a large number of American citizens now resident abroad. Rest assured, sir, that the Government will take good care to place this battery in the hands of those who know how to make it serve the patriotic purposes of the donors.

Thanking you for your kind attention in keeping the Department advised as to the shipment of these guns,

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, June 14, 1861.

Memorandum of battery of six guns, Whitworth cannon with carriages, ammunition, &c., presented to the Government of the United States by American citizens in Europe, consigned to H. F. Spaulding, city of New York; all charges paid to the port of New York.

Arrived per steamer Persia, May 22: Two guns without carriages, 100 rounds projectiles, canister, wads, and fuse (no probe). Arrived per City of Washington (steamer) June 8: Two guns with carriages, 800