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to decrease the number of officers and thus proportionably diminish the expenses of the Army. As the recruiting will be done as heretofore by volunteer officers, it is believed that a sufficient number of men will be obtained from time to time to meet the requirements of the service. This Department fully appreciates the ability and energy displayed by the authorities of the State of New York, and will not, whenever occasion requires, hesitate to avail itself of their services. It cannot, however, consent to rescind the portions of the order designated, inasmuch as it is deemed desirable to bring all recruiting accounts under the control of the proper officers, with a view to their speedy settlement whenever necessary.

I am, Governor, with high respect, your obedient servant,

SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, PA., December 26, 1861.

Honorable THOMAstant Secretary of War:

Lewis and Murray not here, and James gone home. I have ordered the regiments to go once more. I could send Gregory, who is full, and a regiment from Camp Curtin. I expect to be in Washington tomorrow evening. As I have not long to stay, would be obliged if you will offer me the facilities in your power to transact my business. We can look over all these affairs. Answer.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor of Pennsylvania.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, December 27, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Secretary of War:

Statement called for by a resolution of the House of Representatives, December 23, 1861, showing the approximate number of men enlisted in the additional regiments of the Regular Army, as authorized by act of Congress approved July 29, 1861, viz:

CAVALRY.

6th Regiment.......................................... 950

ARTILLERY.

5th Regiment.......................................... 700

INFANTRY.

11th Regiment......................................... 300

12th Regiment......................................... 720

13th Regiment......................................... 340

14th Regiment......................................... 750

15th Regiment......................................... 725

16th Regiment......................................... 500

17th Regiment......................................... 320

18th Regiment......................................... 1,300

19th Regiment......................................... 375

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