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AUGUST, ME., September 8, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Have one regiment to start Tuesday for Long Island. Shall its destination be changed? Will have two more about 25th instant. State appropriation will then be exhausted. If you want more will Government furnish funds?

I. WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 9, 1861.

Governor YATES,

Springfield, Ill.:

Five thousand arms (part from New York and part from Fort monroe) have been ordered to you. Understanding that you have a large number of men in camp without arms or equipments, we a few days ago giments to Washington to report to General McClellan, who will provide for them.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 9, 1861.

Governor WASHBURN, Jr.,

Maine:

Allow your regiment on Tuesday to go to Sherman. If you can raise three additional regiments of infantry, Government will pay the expense on requisition from you.

SIMERON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

TRENTION, September 9, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Will send full regiment to-morrow. Can send two more, each 500 strong, on twenty-four hours' notice.

CHS. S. OLDEN,

Governor of New Jersey.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 9, 1861.

Governor MORGAN,

Astor House, New York:

Governor General Sherman his quota, and also General Wood. Concentrate and urge forward all the other organizations possible.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS EXCELSIOR BRIGADE,

Numbers 448 13th Street, Washington, D. C., September 9, 1861.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I can raise, and if authorized by the Secretary of War will proceed to recruit five batteries of artillery. With three of these