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HARRISBURG, September 23, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

We have armed all the regiments we can. Can you not send us arms? I cannot get the troops off without them. We could send six regiments at once. No arms have come from Pittburg, and the 1,000 rifles promised have not arrived. Answer and say if anything can be done.

A. G. CURTIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 23, 1861.

Honorable A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

I have telegraphed Allegheny Arsenal to send arms immediately; also will try to get rifles from arsenal here. Is it not possible to use the arms sent from New York?

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

MADISON, WIS., September 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Our Eighth Regiment is nearly full, and will be ready to move in a week.

L. P. HARVEY,

Acting Governor.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, September 24, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I give you the names of the French princes who will receive the commissions, viz:

Louis Philippe d'Orleans, Comte de Paris; Robert d'Orleans, Duc de Chartres. You may send the commissions to this Department this morning and I will deliver them in person.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Providence, R. I., September 24, 1861.

Major S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report that I have communicate with the Governors of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and find them all disposed to give their aid to the expedition. There are now in process of formation one regiment in New York (with the prospect of two more), two in Connecticut, one in Massachusetts, and one in Rhode Island.

There is a regiment in Rhose Island now almost formed (the Fourth Regiment), composed in a great degree of material adapted to the service in prospect, and I am assured that if attached to my division it