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SAINT PAUL, September 16, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

On the 15th [14th] I wrote you that the Second Minnesota is full and awaits your orders. Shall I call out a third regiment, calling in the companies at the forts, and send new companies there? Please answer my letter of 7th [14th] instant.

ALEX. RAMSEY,

Governor of Minnesota.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 16, 1861.

GOVERNOR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord:

Much pleased with your company of sharpshooters. Send another soon as possible.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 16, 1861-9.56 a. m.

Governor OLDEN, Trenton, N. J.:

Send your regiments, and after they are here fill them up as rapidly as possible to the full standard.

SIMON CAMERON.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 16, 1861.

Governor MORGAN, New York:

Did you send the Fire Zouaves to Fort Monroe, as indicated in your message of 14th?

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 16, 1861.

Honorable A. G. CURTIN, Harrisburg:

Four thousand smooth muskets will be shipped to you from New York this evening; 1,000 Springfield rifles will be sent you from Washington. Please give 200 rifles to each regiment for flanking companies. Balance of regiment to use muskets. These will arm five full regiments. In a few days will send more guns. All men sent without arms will be furnished here.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE, SOUTHERN DIST. OF NEW YORK,

New York, September 16, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

SIR: Immediately on the issuing of the President's proclamation,* I proceeded as a marshal under it to take efficient steps to seize property of persons engaged in insurrection against the Government, and

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*Of August 16, p. 417.

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