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HARRISBURG, November 22, 1861.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

The Anderson Troop is ready, except carbines. Can you not give them to the troops or order them purchased? We have purchased no arms, but have expended $ 70,000 in repairing guns of the State which are in service. This troop should have carbines, and do make an effort to get them immediately. Answer this immediately, and my dispatch of yesterday.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

November 22, 1861.

A. G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

I gave Mr. Palmer orders upon the Ordnance Department for all his arms. Your message of last night was answered early this morning.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

HARRISBURG, November 22, 1861.

Colonel T. A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War:

You gave Palmer an order for pistols and sabers, but not carbines, of which you are having over 100 per day made at Hartford. This company should by all means have the carbine, according to the request of General Anderson, appended to the original plain of organization. Pennsylvania has furnished 12,000 stand of arms for the service of the General Government, and asks as a matter of reciprocity that you should at least arm this company properly. Please answer saying that Palmer may make a requisition on General Ripley for the 100 carbines. They want to move very shortly.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, November 23, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for your information a copy of a dispatch (Numbers 5), and of the inclosure accompanying it, received from the U. S. consul at Marseilles, respecting a proposal for the sale of arms and overcoats to the United States.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

[Inclosure.]

CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Marseilles, October 21, 1861.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I beg leave to inclose herewith a letter this day received from a gentleman residing at Toulon, tendering a supply of arms to the Government at what I conceive to be very low figures. Mr. Plattner, the