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and Third Regiments will certainly leave to-morrow by the Camden and Amboy Railroad, transportation by that route being, I am advised, provided for them.

DANL. E. SICKLES.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 23, 1861.

Governor RANDALL,

Madison, Wis.:

Your two additional regiments (Seventh and Eighth) are accepted. The Adjutant-General will give immediate orders to have them mustered in.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 24, 1861.

Governor YATES,

Springfield, Ill.:

Thanks for your generous offer.* Your telegram will have attention to-morrow.

JAS. LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., July 24, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

You are accepting regiments recently raised, and leave those which have been ready and drilling for ninths. You have accepted three regiments in the same locality to the neglect of other portions of the State. Is it not expected that the State is to provide for and equip regiments once accepted? I request an answer immediately.

RICH. YATES,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 24, 1861.

Governor O. P. MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

Thanks for the offer of three batteries of rifled cannon. Adjutant-General Thomas will telegraph where they shall be sent.

By order of Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 24, 1861.

Governor O. P. MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

The Department owes you many thanks for your energetic promptness. Adjutant-General Thomas will issue necessary instructions for

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* See July 23, p.343.

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