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HARRISBURG, September 13, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

We can organize and send forward three or four regiments. We have no arms, and I fear it will be hard to get them off without. Can you send arms? I can't say how many of the independent regiments. Will try and get knowledge in the morning. We have 7,000 men in Camp Curtin.

A. G. CURTIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 14, 1861.

General SHERMAN,

Stevens House, New York:

Secure transportation immediately and come direct will all your men to Washington. Provide traveling rations. Do not delay a moment. Answer.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

NEW YORK, September 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Received dispatch. Shall move as promptly as possible.

T. W. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 14, 1861.

Major VINTON, U. S. Army,

Quartermaster, New York:

Heavy demands will be made for transportation of troops this evening and to-morrow. See that all are provided for as promptly as possible. It may be necessary to use both all-rail routes to their utmost capacity. Please give your address so that messages may reach you during the night or to-morrow.

SIMON CAMERON.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 14, 1861.

Governor OLDEN,

Trenton, N. J.:

Start all the regiments you can to Washington to-day. Important. Answer immediately, and let me know what can be done.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary.

(Telegrams of similar purport and same date to Governors Curtin, Morton, Fairbanks, Andrew, Buckingham, Blair, Morgan, Sprague.)