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equipped here. I hear your camps are foul of recruits. Please answer and state what you can do.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 5, 1861.

Honorable O. P. MORTON,

Governor, Indianapolis:

General Fremont telegraphs for men to be sent to Cairo immediately.

Forward al regiments organized and ready for movement that have not been assigned position.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 5, 1861-4.56 p.m.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis:

John W. Blake, of General Rosecrans' staff, telegraphs to General McClellan he can raise regiment infantry, with three companies cavalry and one of artillery, to be called Brigade of the Wabash; rendezvous at La Fayette. matter is referred to you for such action as to you may seem proper. Confer with Mr. Blake. If organized send to Washington.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 5, 1861.

His Excellency C. S. OLDEN,

Governor of New Jersey:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise and organize a regiment of riflemen to be ready for marching orders in thirty days. The men will be mustered into the service of the United States in accordance with General Orders, Nos 58 and 61, herein inclosed.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 5, 1861.

Colonel Ward H. Lamon is hereby authorized to make requisitions upon the chiefs of the various bureaus of this Department for [such] arms, ammunition, clothing, subsistence,and transportation as he may require to organize, arm, and equip and transport a brigade to be formed by him, made up of Virginians, to be mustered into service at such time and place as he may direct.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

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*See pp. 412, 424.

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