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WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 7, 1861.

Colonel ISAAC A. PECK,

Washington, D. C.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise and organize in the District of Columbia a regiment of infantry to serve for three years or during the war, in the District of Columbia or elsewhere as the commanding general may consider the interests of the Government demand. This authority is with the district understanding that this Department will revoke the commissions of all officers who may be found incompetent for the proper discharge of their duties. Your men will be mustered into the service of the United States in accordance with General Orders, Nos. 58, 61, and 70, herewith inclosed.*

Very respectfully,

THOS. A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, November 7, 1861.

CHARLES GIBSON, Esq.:

SIR: I have made an arrangement with the President for arming, equipping, clothing, subsisting, transporting, and paying troops to be raised in Missouri, as Missouri State militia, and a general order will issue to the different departments of the U. S. service to carry the arrangement into effect.

I appoint you to act as agent of the State to make arrangements with the officers of the United States in the different departments of the military service to carry out the agreement with all possible dispatch, as the safety of the State and the interest of the United States require the utmost diligence in carry[ing] it into effect.

H. R. GAMBLE,

Governor of Missouri.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 7, 1861

Governor MORGAN,

Albany, N. Y.:

Please send forward Colonel Frank's and Colonel Krzyzanowski's regiments if they are full, with orders to report to General McClellan, for General Blenker's brigade.

THOMAS. A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, November 7, 1861.

Honorable A. G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania:

DEAR SIR: In reply to your information that you would authorize Colonel A. G. Enos to raise a regiment of infantry if a requisition was made by this Department, you may consider this letter as authority to you for its organization. The regiment to be placed in the field at the earliest day practicable.

Very respectfully,

THOMAS. A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

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*See pp. 412, 424, 478.

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