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HARRISBURG, October 15, 1861.

Honorable T. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

Please have the Department say if you want any more cavalry from Pennsylvania. We have more raised now than will fill your requisition, yet Colonel Friedman is here and Colonel Frishmuth, both insisting that the Department wish them to raise regiments. You have now five regiments from Philadelphia and one from the interior. We have less trouble with the independent officers made before the general order than those that some since.

A. G. CURTIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

October 15, 1861.

His Excellency ALEXANDER W. RANDALL,

Governor of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.:

SIR: Your communication of 10th instant has been received. In accordance with your request, please consider yourself authorized to organize an additional regiment of cavalry, of which Honorable C. C. Washburn shall be colonel. This acceptance is with the distinct understanding that this Department will revoke the commission of all officers who may be found incompetent for the proper discharge of their duties.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

MADISON, WIS., October 16, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Shall Herzberg and Foster companies of artillery be sent to Washington? They are very fine companies. Others ready this week. Where shall the First and Tenth Regiments of Infantry go? Ready this week.

ALEX. W. RANDALL,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 17, 1861.

Lieutenant TREADWELL,

Bridesburg Arsenal, Philadelphia:

If you have not shipped the Pouder muskets to the Governors of Ohio and Indiana, do so to-night. Get wagons and deliver to Pennsylvania Railroad Depot in the shortest possible time. Send to General Sherman at Louisville, by express, all the pistols and sabers you have on hand.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HARTFORD, October 17, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

SIR: I have the honor to report that the Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Colonel Harland, with over 1,000 men, rank and file,

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