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COLUMBUS, OHIO, September 26, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

The urgent call for troops in Kentucky compels me to send six or eight regiments before their organization is entirely completed. They have the men and arms, and are ready for service, but wooing to the want of mustering officer many of the muster-rolls are unfinished, and the field and staff and many of the company officers have not been mustered in, and under your Order Numbers 66 cannot take command and draw pay. This will create great embarrassment unless you authorize me to give in all such cases effective commission of proper date.

W. DENNISON,

Governor of Ohio.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, September 27, 1861.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Washington, D. C.:

MY DEAR GENERAL: Inclosed I send you the letters of the two French princes accepting their commissions.* You will perceive by an order indorsed on the envelope by the President that the oath in these two cases is to be dispensed with.

Very truly, yours,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 27, 1861-11.08 a. m.

Major HAGNER,

New York:

Send 6,000 stand of arms to governor Morton, Indianapolis, and 2,000 rifles and 3,000 smooth muskets to General Anderson, Louisville, Ky. Can these arms be sent by express to-day? Answer immediately.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

NEW YORK, September 27, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Dispatch received. Will do my best. Not one gun from Fitch. Some small arrivals only by last steamers. Will obtain them and all others I can.

P. V. HAGNER.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

September 27, 1861-1.38 p. m.

General B. F. BUTLER,

Boston, Mass.:

How are you succeeding? When will you have the complement desired? Answer fully by main and generally by telegraph.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

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*Omitted.

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