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over the popular fallacies that have ruled and almost ruined our country.

With great respect, your friend and servant,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 19, 1863.

Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

Alexander Cummings, esq., of Philadelphia, has applied to this Department for authority to raise a regiment of volunteer cavalry for three years of during the war, which authority will be granted him if it meets your approbation. Please inform me immediately whether you approve of the authority being given him. The necessities of the service requiring cavalry, the Department desires to afford encouragement to raising this arm of service.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

HARRISBURG, June 19, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I will appoint if it is your pleasure to make the order for Mr. Cummings for a regiment of cavalry.

A. G. CURTIN.

[JUNE 19, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in Pennsylvania, see Curtin to Stanton, Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 222.]

HARRISBURG, June 19, 1863.

(Received 6 p. m.)

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR:

Troops are being mustered rapidly to serve during existing emergency.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

June 19, 1863.

Captain R. I. DODGE,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

The Secretary of War declines to sanction any departure from the mustering regulations in mustering militia forces. The established mustering regulations must therefore be observed.*

T. M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Stanton to Couch, June 20, 12.25 p. m., Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 239.

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