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WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861-2.26 p. m.

Governor ANDREW,

Boston:

Will the three regiments for General Sherman be ready this week? He must be supplied in advance of other applications for same service. Please reply immediately.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

(Same to Governors Washburn, Maine, and Berry, New Hampshire.)

AUGUSTA, ME., September 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

One leaves to-morrow fully outfitted except arms, and 1,000 strong. Another Saturday possibly. Shall they go to Washington or Hempstead? Please answer.

I. WASHBURN, JR.,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 23, 1861.

His Excellency JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor of Massachusetts, Boston:

DEAR SIR: I acknowledge with much pleasure your letter of the 11th instant. In compliance with the request therein made you ae authorized by this Department to raise three more regiments of infantry for the service of the United States; the organization to be in accordance with the general orders issue from the Adjutant-General's Office.

Thanking you for your promptness and energy in aiding the Government, I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

STATE HOUSE, Boston, September 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The three regimens for General Sherman will all be ready next week, between the 1st and 5th of October.

JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor.

STATE HOUSE, Boston, September 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

I request you not to issue any order detailing any particular Massachusetts regiments to General Butler, but to leave all such details to me. I have pledged certain regiments to General Sherman, and I am determined, if allowed, to keep my word to him. I can provide for butler otherwise if I can receive an answer by telegraph stating that