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[Third indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 26, 1861.

To the SECRETARY:

I can effect a compromise with these parties as follows: There is now in Chicago a battalion of four companies under Major Hartmann, and by taking twelve companies from the other parties, which is one regiment, and dividing the whole into two regiments of eight companies each, with two majors instead of three, we can satisfy all parties. Horses and all supplies to be purchased by the regular officers of the Government, and all chances for speculation cut off. Shall this be done?

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, D. C., November 14, 1861.

His Excellency the GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MAINE:

SIR: Your communication of the 23rd of October was duly received. The distinguished commissioners which you appointed with so just a discretion have arrived here and had free, and I trust satisfactory, interviews with the President, the Secretary of War, and the Commanding General. It was agreed that a reply should be made to you by the War Department, to whose care the subject belongs. I send you this unofficial and private note, lest you should doubt my interest in the matter and the earnestness with which I am, faithfully, yours,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 14, 1861.

Governor E. D. MORGAN,

Albany, N. Y.:

Send Colonel Viele's regiment of artillery to this city, wport to General McClellan.

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

ALBANY, November 14, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Colonel Viele has no artillery regiment. I shall forward four uniformed artillery companies for Colonel Bailey's regiment not later than Monday.

E. D. MORGAN,

Governor.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, November 15, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to refer to you two communications addressed to this Department by the Governors of the States of New York and