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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 22, 1861.

His Excellency WILLIAM A. BUCKINGHAM,

Hartford, Conn.:

SIR: In your communication of the 16th instant you inform me that you have at your State arsenal "two batteries (twelve pieces) 6-pounder rifled bronze cannon, with carriages, caissons, traveling forges, harness, and implements complete; and two 12- pounder bronze cannon (sent to Springfield to be rifled), with carriages, all of which are at the service of the Government. As they are now needed, I avail myself of your kind offer, and respectfully request that you will forward these cannon to this city at your earliest convenience.

By order of the Secretary of War:

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., July 22, 1861.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis:

Your two regiments for one year are accepted. Have them forwarded without a moment's delay.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

INDIANAPOLIS, July 22, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Where shall the regiments be sent? Two of them will be ready to move to-morrow morning, a third on the day after. Shall I forward the five regiments of three-months' men returning here to New York City if they will agree to go? Answer immediately.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 22, 1861.

Governor ANDREW,

Boston:

Your ten regiments of reserves are accepted for the war. Have them forwarded without an hour's delay.

By order of Secretary of War:

J. LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

BOSTON, MASS., July 22, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel Webster, shall leave for Washington to-morrow by land; transportation by sea for Tenth Regiment,