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fill the vacancy in Averell's regiment last week, and regret I cannot comply with your request as to Pollard now.

A. G. CURTIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 19, 1861.

Governor CURTIN, Harrisburg:

I have learned this evening that McCarter's regiment has never had muskets. They are too new to go South. Let them come to Washington for the present, where guns will be furnished.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 19, 1861.

Honorable A. G. CURTIN, Harrisburg:

Can't you send Coulter to Cumberland? We need but four regiments to go South, which you have already furnished without Coulter.

T. A. SCOTT.

HARRISBURG, November 19, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

I can't fill the regiment if ordered to Cumberland. Why not order Howell, who has not reached Huntington, or Murray, who is still at Huntindgon? Before wagons and necessities for transportation are provided we can have a regiment ready. Coulter needs three companies, and I can only get them as the regiment goes south.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Providence, November 19, 1861.

Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington:

GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit, in accordance with your telegram of the 18thg instant, the official report of the adjutant-general Rhode Island Militia to Governor Sprague as to the number of troops now in the field and raising by this State.

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

W. J. COLEMAN,

Secretary.

[Inclosure.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Providence, November 19, 1861.

His Excellency WILLIAM SPRAGUE,

Governor, & c., of Rhode Island:

MY DEAR SIR: I have the honor to report, in reply to a telegram received by Your Excellency from the Secretary of War, under date 18th instant, that the State of Rhode Island has in the field and organizing the following:

Second Regiment of Infantry, commanded by Colonel Frank Wheaton, consisting of 866 men, stationed at Camp Brightwood, Washington.