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[Inclosure.]

Report showing the number and kind of projectiles which will be needed for armament of forts.

Kind. Number. Estimated weight

in tons.

10-inch columbiad shells. 110,280 5,569

10-inch columbiad shot. 28,820 1,837

8-inch columbiad shells. 154,420 3,860

8-inch columbiad shot. 34, 180 1,111

42-pounder shot. 12,200 259

42-pounder shells. 2,300 36

32-pounder shot. 33,680 546

32-pounder shells. 6,320 71

24-pounder shot. 30,446 370

24-pounder shells. 39,760 334

15-inch shells. 6,700 1,105

12-pounder shot. 6,320 38

12-pounder shells. 2,930 12

6-pounder shot. 5,400 16

7-inch (rifle gun) shells. 8,000 280

7-inch (rifle gun) shot. 2,000 80

6.4-inch (rifle gun) shells. 4,000 100

6.4-inch (rifle gun) shot. 1,000 30

Total. 488,750 15,654

JAS. W. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General.

ORDNANCE OFFICE, February 1, 1862.

PITTSBURG, February 2, 1862.

(Received 3rd.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I visited arsenal, met other parties and made satisfactory arrangements; full reports go by mail. I leave for Detroit at 11 to-night, will be in Cleveland depot at 7 a. m. to-morrow and reach the Biddle House, Detroit, by evening. Instruct me there.

THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, D. C., February 3, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State:

DEAR SIR: I am directed by the Secretary of War to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 29th instant [ultimo], inclosing copies of letters from the Secretary of the Navy and the U. S. consul at Havana, and suggesting that should the exigencies of the public service permit, a military force of observation be posted opposite to or near to Matamoras, on the Rio Grande; that he referred your communication and inclosures to Major-General McClellan, who reports as follows, viz:*

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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*See indorsement of February 2, p. 870.

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