granted by the War Department. Under that authority the whole number will soon be enrolled, and generally of the best young men in the State. I now respectfully ask for authority to accept and equip in like manner 25,000 additional volunteers, or such part thereof as may offer, so that when raised the entire strength will be 125,000.
I am, with high regard, your obedient servant,
E. D. MORGAN,
Governor of New York.
October 29, 1861.
His Excellency E. D. MORGAN,
Governor of New York, Albany, N. Y.:
SIR: Your communication of 25th instant has been received. The Department has determined not to authorize any increase in the mounted force at present beyond that which is now authorized and organizing, believing it will be sufficient for the requirements of the service.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
THOMAS A. SCOTT,
Assistant Secretary of War.
NEW YORK, October 29, 1861.
Honorable SIMON CAMERON,
Secretary of War:
The First Regiment New York Volunteer Artillery, Colonel G. D. Bailey commanding, left Elmira for Washington at 3.30 to-day.
[OCTOBER 29, 1861.- For Cameron to Dennison, authorizing the organization of a company of volunteers for guard duty at depot for prisoners of war to be established near Sandusky, Ohio, see Series II, Vol. III, p. 123.]
MONTPELIER, VT., October 29, 1861.
Honorable S. CAMERON:
Vermont sent one three-months' regiment, 782 men; ten regiments for the war, 5,000 men. Will have ready by the 1st or 15th of December two more regiments of infantry and one of cavalry.
Governor of Vermont.
WAR DEPT., QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, D. C., October 29, 1861.
Honorable S. CAMERON,
Secretary of War:
SIR: I am uneasy in regard to the supply of clothing for the troops. The contracts made this summer will furnish only a moderate supply. They were made with a view to the Army estimated for by direction of the War Department, 300,000 men. Congress subsequently authorized 500,000 volunteers and a regular force of about 50,000, making in all 550,000 men to be provided for.