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HARRISBURG, July 24, 1861.

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Harrisburg is filled with returned volunteers, complaining bitterly that they are not paid. This they give as their chief reason for not re-enlisting. We have no place in which to quarter them. They are without camp equipage and cannot cook their rations. Payment should be made to them immediately. If the Government desires it I will try to get the money from the banks in the interior of this State to pay them, if Mr. Secretary Chase will telegraph to do so and give the banks satisfactory assurance that he repay them within a short period.


SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT., July 24, 1861.

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The Third Regiment Vermont Volunteers left this place for Baltimore this a.m.




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


221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia:

I am instructed by General Ripley, Chief of Ordnance Bureau, to ask you to telegraph to Halifax, to reach steamer Canada, that the 10,000 Minies are purchased by the Department. Order them to hurry up.


Chief Clerk.

[JULY 25, 1861.-For act of Congress authorizing acceptance of volunteers not exceed 500,000 and the appointment ofmajor- generals and brigadier-generals, see General Orders, No. 49, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, August 3, 1861, p.380.]

[JULY 25, 1861.-For act of Congress refunding duties on arms imported by States, subject to the limitation of the act of July 10, 1861, see Statutes at Large, Vol. 12, p.274.]


Washington, July 25, 1861.

Honorable GALUSHA A. GROW,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR: In reply to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 22nd instant, requesting to be informed "whether the Southern Confederacy, so called, or any State thereof, has in their military service any Indians, and if so, what number and what tribes, and also whether they have in said service any negroes, "I have the honor to state that this Department has in its possession no information on the subject.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Secretary of War.