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WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 12, 1865.

WILLIAM H. PURNELL,

Baltimore, Md.:

SIR: Your are hereby authorized to raise two companies of cavalry to be placed on duty in the Eastern Shore of Maryland. An official notification of this acceptance has been sent to the Quartermaster-General and to the Chief of Bureau of Ordnance, with whom you will correspond in reference to equipments of the two companies.

Respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 12, 1865.

Honorable JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.:

Dispatch of yesterday received. Massachusetts has done so well in all she had promised that shell shall not be disappointed in anything she desires from the General Government.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

SEPTEMBER 12, 1861.

Colonel Henry Wilson will report with the troops he has raised or shall raise in Massachusetts to Major-General Butler, U. S. Army.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 12, 1861.

Governor N. S. BERRY,

Concord, N. H.:

DEAR DIR: Your telegraphic dispatch of the 10th instant is received. Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, has been authorized to raise a regiment of cavalry from the New England States. I would therefore most respectfully refer you to him.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAMES LESLEY, JR.,

Chief Clerk War Department.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 12, 1865.

His Excellency WILLIAM SPRAGUE,

Governor of Rhode Island:

The Department having accepted from Rhode Island five companies of light artillery, six guns to each company, four companies of which four additional companies for there years' service, or during the war, and these united batteries to be denominated First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery.