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sent. By existing regulations the arms can be sent only to places situated on navigable water or otherwise easy of access. I inclose here with a list of such arms as Respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, PA., July 12, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

My aide, Colonel John A. Wright, leaves here at noon for Washington to make reply to your favor of yesterday. He desires to see you this evening if possible.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania.

[JULY 13, 1861.-For act of Congress providing for the payment of the militia and volunteers called into the service of the United States, see Statutes at Large, Vol. 12, p.255.]

CIRCULAR LETTER.] WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 13, 1861.

No more troops will be received by this Department till authorized by Congress.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 44.

Washington, July 13, 1861.

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II. Chaplains appointed to volunteer regiments in accordance with General Orders, No. 15, current series, from the War Department, will in all cases be duly mustered into the service in the same manner as prescribed for commissioned officers.

III. Volunteer regiments about to be discharged will be returned to the States in which they are were raised in time to be there mustered out at the expiration.

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By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 13, 1861.

Honorable F. P. BLAIR, JR.,

House of Representatives:

SIR: I have the honor to transmit a copy of a report of the Ordnance Office, made in compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives, adopted on the 8th instant, instructing the Committee on Military

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