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INDIANAPOLIS, IND., September 24, 1861.

Colonel THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

Our three batteries are in Missouri. We have none ready for service. Guns, carriages, &c., are being made. Contracts for three out on Saturday.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

[SEPTEMBER 24, 1861.-For Andrew to Cameron, in relation to the contradictory orders and assurances issuing from the War Department respecting the disposition to be made of regiments, &c., see p. 820.]

ALBANY, September 24, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

It is necessary that you provide arms for ten regiments, or direct the Springfield Armory to honor my requisition thereof.

E. D. MORGAN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 24, 1861-1.48 p. m.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

We understand that you have four batteries of artillery belonging to the State. Please send them immediately to General Anderson, Louisville, Ky. Answer.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 24, 1861-11.46 a. m.

A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

If you conclude not to use the guns shipped from New York please inform me immediately, as we want to use them in another field.

T. A. SCOTT.

HARRISBURG, September 24, 1861.

Honorable T. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

We cannot use the arms sent from New York, and you cannot induce any volunteers to take them. Send us arms you shall have as many troops as you want. I am taking great trouble and responsibility in consolidating the independent regiments. I know the men are needed, and take the responsibility.

A. G. CURTIN.