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SPRINGFIELD, ILL., July 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON:

Being advised that you are receiving tenders of additional troops, I desire to tender you for Illinois thirteen additional regiments of infantry, most of them now ready to rendezvous; three additional regiments of cavalry, and one additional battalion of light battery. Illinois has the right to do her full share in the work of preserving our glorious Union from the assault of high-handed rebellion, and insists that you will respond favorably to the tender I have made.

RICH. YATES,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 23, 1861.

Governor O. P. MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

Send the three regiments to Washington. By all means reforward the three-months' men if they will re-enlist for three years. Act instantly. Report by telegraph.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk War Department.

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The two regiments of twelve-months' men start for Washington to-day. Three regiments of the last ten called out will be ready to-morrow, fully armed and equipped. The other seven will be ready in six days if they can have arms. They are furnished in every respect. Will you not see that arms are furnished at once?

O. P. MORTON,

Governor.

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

Will have three batteries of rifled cannon ready in three days, of four guns each, provided with shot and shell. They are provided with good officers, first-rate houses, and all equipments. Where shall they be sent?

O. P. MORTON,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 23, 1861.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Iowa City, Iowa:

SIR: This Department will accept four more regiments if ready for marching orders in twenty-one days. In selecting officers let competency be the first requisite. Telegraph immediately.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.