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The regiment to be thus formed will be mustered into service as soon as its organization shall have been perfected. By the General Orders referred to, a copy of which is herewith inclosed.* "the field officers of the regiment will be appointed by the Governor of the State which furnishes the regiment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 13, 1861.

His Excellency Governor CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania:

SIR: I respectfully request Your Excellency to send five of the long term regiments of Pennsylvania Volunteers, in addition to the two at Cumberland's, to report to Major-General Patterson, say, at Harper's Ferry, and the remainder of the long-term regiments to report to Lieutenant-General Scott, in this city.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 15, 1861.

Lieutenant General WINFIELD SCOTT:

SIR: Governor Morton, of Indiana, has tendered to this Department six companies of cavalry, (of seventy-nine men each), which I have accepted. They are armed with a carbine, a revolver, and a saber each. They have yet had no opportunity of being drilled. The Governor hopes to have them ready in three weeks. Will you please indicate what disposition you wish made of them to this Department?

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Wheeling, Va., July 15, 1861.

To VIRGINIA DELEGATION,

House of Representatives, Washington:

GENTLEMEN: Herewith I have the honor, by direction of the Governor, to hand you copy of the joint resolutions passed by the General Assembly.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. A. HAGANS,

Secretary Commonwealth.

[Inclosure.]

Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia, That our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives in Congress be requested, to vote whatever supplies of men and money may be necessary to enable the Federal Government to suppress rebellion, to maintain the supremacy of the laws, and to preserve the integrity of the Union.

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* See p.151.

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