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HARRISBURG, PA., July 27, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The Governor will furnish transportation to as many of the volunteers as will go home if you will dispatch him early to- morrow morning. The National Government will refund the State the money. I think a telegram in these words will answer: 'Send the Pennsylvania Volunteers to their respective homes. A U. S. paymaster will at once follow and pay them off. This Government will refund to the State the cost of such transportation." Do this early in the morning, as they ought by all means to be sent away from here.

J. D. CAMERON.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

July 27, 1861-5.47 p.m.

ENOCH LEWIS,

General Superintended, Altoona:

Furnish transportation at once at Harrisburg for Colonel Rowley to remove all disbanded troops that belong to Pittsburg and Western Pennsylvania. Take vouchers from proper officers for service performed, and the Government will settle with you for it.

SIMON CAMERON.

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT

Washington, July 27, 1861.

ENOCH LEWIS,

General Superintendent, Altoona:

Act instantly in providing transportation for disbanded troops. There is danger of a terrible riot of this is not done at once. Do all that can be done.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

ALTOONA, PA., July 27, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

We have acted on your instructions, and will do all we can to move the disbanded troops from Harrisburg. Colonel Rowley, Thirteenth Pennsylvania and part of the Seventh Pennsylvania are to-night west of Lewiston on their way to Pittsburg; and the First and Second Ohio Regiments will leave Harrisburg about midnight. You may depend upon our doing all that we can.

ENOCH LEWIS.

SAINT LOUIS, July 28, 1861

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Washington:

I ordered the arms shipped to New York to my order, expecting to forward on the arrival to my department. I trust you will confirm this