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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 4, 1861.

Honorable ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania:

SIR: Your aide-de-camp, Major Biddle, informs me to-day that the guns now owned by the State of Pennsylvania are not now in condition for service. If you desire to authorize Captain Robertson to organize two batteries of artillery we will receive them, provided they report to General McClellan for duty within thirty days.

Respectfully,

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 5, 1861.

Governor W. A. BUCKINGHAM,

Hartford, Conn.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo, and in reply thereto request that the Eleventh Regiment Connecticut Volunteers may be sent to this city as soon as it is ready and ordered to report to Major-General McClellan.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS. A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Davenport, Iowa, November 5, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: The First Iowa were three-months' men. We have in the service the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Infantry, and the First and Third Cavalry, besides two batteries of artillery. We have the Eleventh, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Infantry full here, the Twelfth Infantry full at Dubuque, and all the companies supplied for the Fifteenth Infantry at Keokuk. We have the Second Cavalry full here and the Fourth Cavalry nearly full at Mount Pleasant. The lancers are nearly ready at Burlington. The Sixteenth and Seventeenth, Irish and German, are organizing, but we want to raise another infantry regiment. We have so many offers that we know not what to do with the men unless you authorize another regiment. Will you not authorize it? The Governor informs me that he has requested it, and I have made this brief statement, hoping that you will be enabled to gratify the wishes of our people.

Truly, yours,

N. B. BAKER,

Adjutant-General of Iowa.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Davenport, Iowa, November 5, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War, Washington City, D. C.:

SIR: I am directed by His Excellency Honorable S. J. Kirkwood to apply to you for the acceptance of a company of artillery from Iowa City, Iowa. Your immediate response will oblige,

Yours, &c.,

N. B. BAKER,

Adjutant-General of Iowa.