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SAINT PAUL, MINN., August 26, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Please answer my letters of August 7 and 9 relative to recruiting and mustering in a company of sharpshooters, and a company of cavalry recruited from German troopers. The sharpshooters can be ready at once.

ALEX. RAMSAY,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, Augustus 26, 1861.

Governor SPRAGUE,

Providence, R. I.:

Letter of 23rd just received. Will answer in full. Confusion in telegrams caused by not having been penned by the same hand. Be assured the Department cheerfully grants you full authority to arrange the movement of your regiments at the period at the period most advantageous for public service.

By order of the Secretary of War:

J. LESLEY, JR.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 26, 1861.

Governor FAIRBANKS,

Saint Johnsbury, Vt.:

As soon as your regiments are organized send them with such uniforms as may be ready, and let balance of uniforms be sent by express to the regiments as soon as possible.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., August 26, 1861.

Governor A. W. RANDALL,

Madison, Wis.:

This Department will accept the First Regiment for three years. Please advise how soon it will be ready for marching orders.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

DETROIT, August 27, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: Colonel Elliott, member of the Canadian Parliament, is desirous of raising a regiment of Canadian cavalry for the war against treason. I don't know how the Administration may look upon this proposition but there are many reasons in favor of its acceptance: First. colonel Elliott is a brave and experienced officer. Second. He is in favor of the closest union between the Canadas and the United States, and believes that this fraternal union upon the battle-field would tend