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means arrange to send arms from New York to-night it will be done. If not they will be provided here on arrival. Can you not arm a few of the regiments out of the arms you have on hand by making careful selection? Prompt action is needed. Please answer fully.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 14, 1861-3.42 p. m.

Governor SPRAGUE,

Providence, R. I.:

Send to-day the regiment intended for Sherman, and all others that you can get ready, direct to Washington. Answer immediately and let me know what can be done.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

SAINT JOHNSBURY, September 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Have telegraphed to the commanders of Fourth and Fifth Regiments at Saint Albans and Brattleborough to go forward if possible to- morrow and Monday. Will advise further when replies are received.

E. FAIRBANKS,

Governor of Vermont.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 14, 1861-3.50 p. m.

Governor FAIRBANKS,

Saint Johnsburg, Vt.:

Secure transportation to-day and start your men direct to Washington without a moment's delay. We need them now. Please answer and let me know what can be relied upon from Vermont.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

DETROIT, September 15, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Saint Johnsburg, Vt.:

Secure transportation to-day and start your men direct to Washington without a moment's delay. We need them now. Please answer and let me know what can be relied upon from Vermont.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

DETROIT, September 15, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The First Michigan Regiment and Colonel Stockton's regiment leave to-morrow for Washington.

A. BLAIR,

Governor of Michigan.

TRENTON, September 15, 1861.l

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

I can send two regiments on Tuesday, each 600 strong. Shall send them or keep them till full? I can fill them in a few days. Telegraph if you want them on Tuesday that I may arrange transportation.

C. S. OLDEN,

Governor.