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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., July 18, 1861.

Governor ERASTUS FAIRBANKS,

Saint Johnsbury, Vt.:

Send Third Regiment Vermont Volunteers to Baltimore to report to Major-General Banks without delay.

S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, July 19, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose an extract from a dispatch of the 5th instant, addressed to this Department by Mr. Dayton, the U. S. minister at Paris, relative to a quantity of arms there said to have been bought, but not delivered or paid for, by Mr. Thomas Butler King.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

[Inclosure.]

PARIS, July 5, 1861.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State:

SIR: * * * I inclose likewise the copy of a letter, marked D, from the same gentleman, in reference to arms constructed for by the Honorable Thomas Butler King for the State of Georgia, but undelivered and unpaid for. I presume they are the French gun of large bore, and not what we consider of the most approved character.

With much respect, I have the honor to be, very truly, yours,

WM. L. DAYTON.

D.

No. 6 RUE POISSONNIERE, Paris, July 3, 1861.

DEAR SIR: I underhand that Mr. King has ordered for the State of Georgia 50,000 rifles "Chasseur de Vincennes," with saber- bayonet, of the latest and most approved model. I am also informed that these arms are ready to be delivered, but that Mr. King has not the means to pay for them. I suppose that I could procure these arms for the United States by paying for them at once, and taking possession of them.

I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant,

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 19, 1861.

Honorable FRANCIS THOMAS:

You are hereby authorized to provide for the organization of four regiments of the loyal citizens resident on both sides of the Potomac River from the Monocacy to the west boundary of Maryland, for the protection of the canal and of the property and persons of loyal citizens of the neighborhood and to be stationed in the vicinity whilst in the