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the entire ten regiments. General Ripley, of Ordnance Bureau, will give necessary order for arms. Get all ready at earliest moment. Be careful to commission none but capable officers.

By order of Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk War Department.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., July 24, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The Sixteenth Indiana left for Washington last night via Harrisburg. The Twelfth leaves to-day, and the Twentieth and Twenty-first to-morrow. I hope provision will be made for them by the time of their arrival.

O. P MORTON,

Governor.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, July 24, 1861.

His Excellency Governor O. P. MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

The Eleventh Indiana and other three-months' regiments are to be sent home to be mustered out immediately.

By order:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., July 24, 1861.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Iowa City, Iowa:

Accept Colonel Bennett's independent regiment as one of the four regiments authorized by order of yesterday. Report by telegraph to Adjutant-General Thomas, Washington, when ready, who will detail mustering officer.

By order of Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 24, 1861.

Governor KIRKWOOD,

Davenport, Iowa:

An additional regiment of cavalry will be accepted from Iowa, the colonel to be appointed here. Let the above regiment and Bennett's regiment rendezvous at Davenport. The other two regiments accepted July 23 to rendezvous at Dubuque. Send names of the colonels of these two last.

By order of-

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.