War of the Rebellion: Serial 122 Page 0553 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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Concerning the raising an additional quota of troops from the State of New York, you are respectfully informed that this Department gives you authority to organize a sufficient number to make in all 100,000 men from your State.

I have the honor to be, respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 1, 1861.

His Excellency E. D. MORGAN,

Governor of New York, Albany, N. Y.:

SIR: Please send the Warren Fusileers, Shepard Rifles, Scott Rifles, and regiment now forming from Buttersfield's old regiment, when ready for service, to Camp Hempstead, Long Island, with instructions to report to General Burnside for orders.

Very respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 1, 1861.

Governor DENNISON,

Columbus, Ohio:

Will do all that is possible to get arms. We hear there are 6,000 stand at Cincinnati. Who do they belong to?

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, October 1, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

I would recommend that Colonel Chantry's regiment be broken up to fill Lujeane and Rippey. Patrick could be made lieutenant-colonel of Lujeane's regiment and Freeman major of Ripley's. I hope to fill up and forward McLean, Gosline, and Chorman this week. I sent Colonel Christ from here to-day with a full regiment, armed and equipped.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 1, 1861.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

Use your own discretion in filling up the organizations, and this Department will be satisfied. Glad to hear you are succeeding so well.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.