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Corps of Saint Louis (five full regiments) have been paid for term of their enlistment, and the others, in my opinion, are justly entitled to their pay.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel Tenth Missouri Volunteers.

[First indorsement.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

November 19, 1861.

Respectfully referred to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that such of the home guards or reserve corps of Missouri as have done active service be paid in the same manner as other volunteer regiments.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 25, 1861.

Approved as recommended.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Acting Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 16, 1861.

A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

Is Howell's regiment fully armed and equipped?

SIMON CAMERON.

HARRISBURG, November 16, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

Howell is equipped, but is not armed that I know of. Will ascertain and telegraph you. The regiments are leaving from here.

A. G. CURTIN.

HARRISBURG, November 16, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Howell's regiment, at Uniontown, will be ready to leave on Tuesday morning. Have ordered him to Washington.

A. G. CURTIN.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW ENGLAND,

Bostonn, Mass., November 18, 1861.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

GENERAL: In obedience to a telegram from your office, Major Strong, assistant adjutant-general, forwarded on the 10th instant a report of the troops recruited by me, so far as it might be made from imperfect returns. In compliance with your letter of direction of the 16th [15th] instant, received this day, I have the honor to report the facts and