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JACKSON, MICH., September 13, 1861.

Hon SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have received your telegram containing the directions to William P. Innes, esq., in regard to raising a regiment of mechanics under my direction if in my judgment the interest of the Government will be promoted thereby. Finding that several companies have already been formed for this purpose, I have cheerfully authorized the formation of the regiment and will assist in it to the umbos of my ability. I am sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

AUSTIN BLAIR,

Governor of Michigan.

CONCORD, N. H., September 13, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch of the 11th is received in relation to the raising of six regiments in New England by General Butler for his command. Our Fifth Regiment will be ready to muster into service by the 30th. The Sixth is being recruited, and will be in camp by the 15th of October. If the Government orders either or both of these regiments under the command of General Butler, the order will be cheerfully complied with.

NATHANIEL S. BERRY,

Governor of New Hampshire.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 13, 1861.

Governor MORGAN,

Astor House, New York:

How many regiments have you ready that can be moved within the next twenty-four hours if needed? Please answer immediately.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 13, 1861.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

Governor Peirpoint informs me that he has telegraphed you for three regiments to aid General Reynolds. Supply him with sufficient force. The threatened attack may not require so much.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 13, 1861.

Honorable A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

How many regiments have you ready at Camp Curting and elsewhere in the Same that can be moved within the next twenty-four hours if needed? Please answer immediately.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary.