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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 15, 1861.

Governor BUCKINGHAM,

Hartford, Conn.:

We need your regiments at an earlier date. Please hurry them forward.

SIMON CAMERON.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 15, 1861 - 9.20 a. m.

Governor MORTON,

Indiana:

Start your four regiments to Saint Louis at the earliest moment possible. Get such harness as may be necessary for your rifled guns. Do not delay a single regiment, but hasten everything forward as soon as any one regiment is ready. Have your three additional regiments organized at once. We shall endeavor to send you the arms this week.

A. LINCOLN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 15, 1861 - 9.35 a. m.

Honorable O. P. MORTON,

Indianapolis:

Since we telegraphed you this morning General Ripley says that the harnesss, thirty-four sets, will go forward from Pittsburg by express to-night. Leave nothing undone to supply Fremont.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

AUGUSTA, ME., August 15, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

I can send one regiment in two weeks, another in three, and perhaps send back the First in four. I hear the Maine Second wants to come home. I know no reason why it should. What kind of arms will be furnished, and when?

I. WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 15, 1861.

Governor WASHBURN,

Augusta, Me.:

We need your regiments at an earlier date. Please hurry them forward. Maine Second will remain. Will give you the best arms we can secure, or you may purchase the arms yourself. Please advise.

SIMON CAMERON.

BOSTON, MASS., August 15, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

Governor Andrew absent from our capital; returns to-morrow. I have the honor to make the following report answering your telegram: In Massachusetts are encamped six regiments, numbering Sixteenth to