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HARRISBURG, October 1, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

Colonels Chantry, Lujeane, and Rippey are at Washington. Can you not have carried out the consideration suggested in my dispatch of this morning? I have no means of doing it from here.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 1, 1861.

His Excellency Governor ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa.:

SIR: It is the desire of this Department that you continue recruiting until the force furnished by your State shall amount to 75,000 men. Be good enough to use every means to secure this number as soon as possible, and oblige,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 1, 1861.

His Excellency WILLIAM SPRAGUE,

Governor of Rhode Island, Providence, R. I.:

SIR: Please send the Fourth Rhode Island Regiment, when ready for service, to Camp Hempstead, Long Island, with instructions to report to General Burnside for orders.

Yours, respectfully,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 1, 1861.

Governor WILLIAM SPRAGUE,

New York:

For special reasons the President desires regiment alluded to in dispatch of this date to remain in Rhode Island until further orders.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

DAVENPORT, October 2, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

I am raising Colonel Porter's regiment of cavalry besides the regiments of infantry heretofore accepted. His regiment will be full in fifteen days. Please send acceptance of the regiment.

SAML. J. KIRKWOOD.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, IOWA,

October 2, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

DEAR SIR: As I informed you some time since, I have been requested by General Fremont to raise two regiments of infantry in this State