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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., August 21, 1861.

Governor WASHBURN, Jr.,

Augusta, Me.:

Your message referred to Ordnance Bureau, with instructions to issue arms accordingly, if obtainable.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 21, 1861.

Governor ANDREW,

Boston, Mass.:

The Department will not call for troops for temporary service, except in case of very pressing emergency.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

August 21, 1861.

Governor C. S. OLDEN,

Trenton, N. J.:

SIR: This Department has accepted a regiment offered by Colonel A. J. Johson, of Newark, and also authorized him to organize a company of artillery. You may consider the regiment as a part of the force called for from your State. If, however, your quota is already complete, this will be accepted as an additional regiment if you desire.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAS. LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk War Department.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 21, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Thirty-ninth Regiment (Groesbeck's) left on Sunday, companies of cavalry and battery four guns on Monday, and Twenty-seventh Regiment Infantry to-day, for General Fremont.

WM. DENNISON.

HARRISBURG, August 21, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

It is impossible for me to go to Philadelphia. The colonels of our new regiments are here, and we are organizing them. Volunteer companies are offering and arriving, and I am much more useful here than I could be there. I believe everything is being done there that I could do. However, I will wait until I hear from Philadelphia, and will act as most useful. Have issued a proclamation, which you will find in papers.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.