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Mr. Owen, was authorized to buy 3,000 more Enfield rifles yesterday. General Butler and Commodore Strinngham have gained a splendid victory at Cape Hatteras. Took two forts, 730 prisoners, many officers, cannon, small-arms, &c., without the loss of a man on our side. Keep us posted about border movements.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., September 1, 1861.

Colonel THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

Please send immediately four proper Department bugles for artillery companies ready to march. The Eleventh and Eighth (reorganized regiments) and Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Regiments are ready to leave this week. In what direction shall they go?

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 1, 1861.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

I have seen your message to Colonel Swayne, and have ordered ten 32-pounders and ten 24-pounders, with good supply of ammunition, to be forwarded to Cincinnati from Alleghency arsenal without delay. Will see during the day what can be done in regard to muskets. Keep us advised of your troubles, and no efforts shall be spared to help you.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 1, 1861-9.42 a. m.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

I do not understand your message. We want men mustered according to general orders. If you refer to Colonel Campbell, I stated the case as he gave it to me from yourself as Governor of Pennsylvania.

HARRISBURG, September 1, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

Your telegram was conditional as to time and commander. If the regiment be desired, let the requisition be unconditional.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 2, 1861.

GEORGE L. SCHUYLER, Esg.

London:

DEAR SIR: You favor of 16th of August was received 30th ultimo. Results of your mission so far seem unfavorable. I hope your visit to