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or less rates, and of as good quality in all respects, as those supplied by the Government, at an early day ready for active service.

Please reply by telegraph.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 31, 1861.

Governor OLIVER P. MORTON, Indianapolis:

Your agent, Mr. Owenn, states to this Department that he can secure 3,000 stand of Enfield rifles, subject to Government inspection, in addition to the 10,000 authorized August 19, the price to be $19 per gun and fixtures. You may authorize the purchase of the additional lot referred to on Government account.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 31, 1861-10.38 a. m.

SAMUEL J. KIRKWOOD, Davenport:

Men can be mustered in squads consistent with General Orders, Nos. 58 and 61.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., August 31, 1861-1.37 p. m.

Governor CURTIN, Harrisburg:

Colonel David Campbell, of Pittsburg calls to-day and states that you desire authority to raise a regiment of cavalry under his command as colonel to be ready for service in thirty days. Please consider yourself, as Governor of Pennsylvania, authorized to organize the regiment as above indicated.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, August 31, 1861.

THOMAS A. SCOTT:

I will try to respond promptly to any requisition made on the State for volunteers, but must ask that no conditions are imposed which are not established by the acts of Congress or the general orders of the War Department. Please answer promptly if the regiment is wanted.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 1, 1861-9.36 a. m.

Hon O. P. MORTON,

Governor, Indianapolis:

Protect the roads as indicated. I have telegraphed you three times within the last forty-eight hours. Did you get messages? Your agent,