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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 26, 1861

Honorable ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

DEAR SIR: The Government will accept the regiment of artillery authorized by your war bill if furnished ready for service within twenty days. This includes guns and all necessary equipments. If Campbell's battery is organized and in condition for immediate service, you may cause it to be forwarded to Washington at once.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

[JULY 27, 1861. - For act of Congress indemnifying the States for expenses incurred in the defense of the United States, see Statutes at Large, Vol. 12, p. 276.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 27, 1861

J. C. CAMERON,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

What is the cause of trouble among the soldiers?

SIMON CAMERON,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 27, 1861

Honorable HENRY WILSON,

Chairman Committee on Military Affairs, Senate:

SIR: In order to supply arms to the 500,000 volunteers authorized to be accepted by the President, a further appropriation of $10,000,000 will be needed immediately.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT

Washington, July 27, 1861

Colonel G. L. Schuyler, of the State of New York, and a gentleman of high social position, visits Europe as the agent of this Government to make purchases of arms for the United States. He is authorized to buy 100,000 rifled muskets, 20,000 cavalry sabers, 10,000 revolvers, and 10,000 carbines, and is authorized to draw upon the Treasury Department for the necessary amount, the price being mainly left to his discretion.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, July 27, 1861

JOHN C. FREMONT:

What disposition was made by you of the arms which you purchased in Europe? We are without information on that point, which is very desirable. Please answer at once by telegraph and by letter. Send an invoice of the articles.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.