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the transfers were accordingly given January 30, 1860, and were executed in February of that year.

The transfer made the following changes in the previous statement, viz:

States. Muskets Rifles

Massachusetts 156,082 6,855

New York 48,820 11,995

North Carolina 32,678 3,685

South Carolina 17,413 2,814

Georgia 20,000 2,000

Alabama 17,364 2,032

Louisiana 41,672 3,488

Left in the free 309,523 27,172

States

Left in the slave 251,877 21,690

States

It will be seen that after the transfer the six seceding States- South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas-had 97,750 muskets and 10,594 rifles; the order slave States, 154,127 muskets and 11,096 rifles; the free States, 309,523 muskets and 27,172 rifles.

The six States before mentioned, had therefore between one- fifth and one-six of all the muskets and between one-fourth and one-fifth of all the rifles in the country.

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. RIPLEY,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 5, 1861.

M. G. DUPUIS AND OTHERS,

Geneva, Switzerland:

SIRS: I very much regret that the Government could not accept the generous offer which you make through the U. S. consul at Geneva. We have already an army composed of more than 300,000 men, a number greater than we need for the actual crisis.

Expressing sincerely my appreciation of the honor conferred by your devotion to the cause of the liberty and sovereignty of our great Republic, I have the honor to be, sirs, your devoted servant,

SIMON CAMERON.

MADISON, WIS., July 6, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Our Third Regiment of 1,000 men leaves next Tuesday for Washington; the Fourth Regiment two or three days later. Will their arms be ready at Harrisburg?

A. W. RANDALL,

Governor of Wisconsin.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, IOWA,

Iowa City, July 8, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

DEAR SIR: Inclosed find statement of nine captains of the First Regiment Iowa Volunteers, on behalf of themselves and companies,