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WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 1, 1861.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL:

The Quartermaster-General is directed to make arrangements to procure for issue to the troops, to be charged to those who issue them as other articles of clothing are, waterproof blankets for use in camp.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 1, 1861.

Honorable GEORGE L. SCHUYLER,

Agent United States Government, Paris:

Inclosed you will find a proposition submitted to the Secretary of War for furnishing guns which has been indorsed by an order to purchase 25,000, provided they are, on examination, found to be suitable for our purposes, and can be delivered in New York within sixty days from this date; the place of payment to be decided by you in accordance with what may be the best interests of the Government.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 2, 1861.

Honorable W. A. BUCKINGHAM,

Governor of Connecticut:

SIR: Inclosed you will find an application from the friends of the late General Lyon asking authority to organize in your State a regiment of infantry, to be called the Lyon Regiment in honor of the deceased here. As all matters pertaining to the organization of forces in your State have been referred to you, this application is also respectfully forwarded for such action as to you may seem advisable. Your compliance will gratify his many friends and meet with the hearty approval of this Department.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 2, 1861.

Colonel JOHN A. WRIGHT,

Aide-de-Camp, Harrisburg, Pa.:

What can be said in regard to an increased number of infantry organizations from Pennsylvania? The Governor of New York has requested authority to raise twenty five additional regiments, making their quota 125,000. We should like to hear from the Governor of Pennsylvania on the same subject.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary.

HARRISBURG, November 2, 1861.

Honorable T. A. SCOTT:

Your dispatch to Colonel Wright received. I have not been him since his return. When we fill your regiments will have 100,000 in field.