[OCTOBER 6, 1861.-For Andrew to Cameron, relating to the power and position of General Butler, &c., see p.827.]
[OCTOBER 6, 1861.-For General Orders, No. 1, Department of New England, announcing staff of General Butler, &c., see Series I, Vol. LI, Part I, p.494.]
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington City, October 7, 1861.
SECRETARY OF WAR:
SIR: I have the honor to request, in behalf of the investigating committee of the House of Representatives, that a copy of Orders, Nos.666 and 669, referred to in Major Symington's letter, dated Allegheny Arsenal, December 28, 1860, a copy of which is herewith inclosed,* be transmitted to the committee; also Captain Maynadier's report to Secretary Floyd in relation to the execution of the order for the shipment of cannon of large caliber from Pittsburg to Galveston and Ship Island, made, probably, between the 20th and 25th of December, 1860, with copies of telegraphic dispatches, if any were sent, between December 20, 1860, and the 30th of the same month, to Major Symington or other person in Pittsburg or at the Allegheny Arsenal.+
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNO. F. POTTER,
Chairman of Committee.
ORDNANCE OFFICE, October 10, 1861.
Respectfuly returned. The copies of the papers called for the inclosed herewith.+ The records of the office show no telegraphic dispatches between December 20 and 30, 1860, inclusive, to Major Symington or other person in Pittsburg or at the Allegheny Arsenal.
JAS. W. RIPLEY,
Washington, October 7, 1861.
His Excellency Governor SAMUEL J. KIRKWOOD,
SIR: This Department is in receipt of your communication of the 2nd instant. I am willing to receive all the troops that Iowa can furnish for active duty, and cordially give my sanction to the three regiments of infantry which you are now raising, and to the regiment of cavalry which you have already organized, in compliance with the request of Major-General Fremont.
I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,
Secretary of War.
+See Cameron to Potter, October 28, 1861, Series I, Vol. LIII, p.504.