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COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 1, 1861

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

General Fremont desires a few regiments to be raised in Ohio for his command. I would be glad to assist in gratifying his wish, if authorized by you. Will you through proper authority furnish subsistence, arms, clothing, and all necessary stores for their organization? How many regiments may I raise for him?

W. DENNISON,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 1, 1861

Honorable ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania:

The cavalry regiment of the Reserve Volunteer Corps, Pennsylvania, having been accepted by the General Government, you are hereby authorized to procure the necessary horse equipments and accouterments, to be made according to the army pattern, the same to be approved by Captain Hastings, of the U. S. Army, and the cost to be within regulation prices, allowance to be made therefor to the State of Pennsylvania. The arms will be furnished by Ordnance Department of the General Government.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, August 1, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON.

Secretary of War:

When regiments having served three months are accepted by you directly and mustered for the war, will I commission the officers or will they be commissioned at Washington? Please answer promptly, as Colonel Cutler [Coulter] is here asking commission.

A. G. CURTIN

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT.

Washington City, August 1, 1861-4.06 p.m.

Governor ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

You will commission the officers.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 1, 1861.

Governor SPRAGUE,

Of Rhode Island:

SIR: The three batteries of artillery from Rhode Island, one of which is now in the service, the other two having been accepted, you will