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would at once be filled, and it would then form a nucleus for the regiments from this and other States. I should esteem it an especially favor to have this regiment attached to my command. Please lay this before the general, and if it meets with his favorable consideration, please have the order issued by the proper authority and telegraph to me in Providence, R. I.

I have made the preliminary arrangements for the purchase of vessels and for arming and uniforming the troops, but before closing them I shall make you a more detailed account for the approval of the general.

I shall visit maine this week for the purpose of obtaining additional regiments from that State. I lave for New york to- night, and will write you more in full from there.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 254, 1861-10.18 a. m.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis:

Mr. Owen will send 400 carbines to-morrow. We hall leave nothing undone to supply your want.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 24, 1861-11.58 a. m.

Governor MORTON, Indianapolis:

We can send you 4,000 foreign muskets of medium quality. Shall it be done? Answer immediately.

THOS. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 24, 1861.

Governor MORTON, Indianapolis:

I have just learned that the 4,000 Prussian muskets intended for you as telegraphed this morning were forwarded yesterday to General Anderson at Louisville. Eighteen thousand guns have been sent or are now in motion for Anderson within the past five days. Some of your regiments can be armed at Jeffersonville.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 24, 1861-2 p. m.

Governor O. P. MORTON,

Indianapolis:

If you have any batteries of artillery ready for service send them to General Anderson to-day.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.