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WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861.

Governor MORGAN,

Astor House, New York, or Albany, N. Y.:

What regiments do you start to-day? Are they armed and equipped? Please answer immediately.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

ALBANY, September 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The Forty-ninth (Colonel Bidwell's) and the Fiftieth (Colonel Stuart's) left for Washington this morning. They are informed that tents will be provided on their arrival.

E. D. MORGAN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861.

His Excellency A. G. CURTIN,

Governor, &c., Harrisburg, Pa.:

SIR: Your favor of the 18th instant, protesting against officers recruiting in Pennsylvania for the purpose of filling up regiments from other States, has been received at this Department. In reply I have the honor to state that this Department has given no special authority to parties from whom regiments have been accepted to recruit men in any States other than that in which the parties tendering the regiment have resided. The remedy for the difficulty referred to rests with the Executives of the different States.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

In order to complete the German brigade in the Army of the Potomac, under General Glenker, it is desirable to have the four regiments under Colonels Schimmelfennig, Kiltes, Ballier, and Bohlen, of Philadelphia. Please give marching orders, with instructions to report to General McClellan at Washington.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861.

Governor CURTIN:

Will you have a regiment fully armed and equipped leaving Harrisburg to-night or early to-morrow? Please answer immediately.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.