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vent any invasion of this city. I will keep you advised of any information that may come to my knowledge.

Yours, respectfully,

J. N. MASTERS,

Mayor.

TOLEDO, OHIO, November 12, 1863 - 11.15 a. m.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch is received. I will act promptly and efficiently in the matter referred to.

C. M. DORR,

Mayor.

PITTSBURG, November 12, 1863.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch received at 8.35 this morning. I leave as soon as a train can be got ready. I will be able to have six or seven companies of departmental troops under orders at once.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

PITTSBURG, November 12, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I leave in a special at 12.40, the earliest hour it could be got ready. I find there is not a piece of rifled artillery in the arsenal. Will you not please order some 4 1/2-inch guns to Erie?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

ERIE, PA., November 12, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I arrived here at 9 this evening. I will have one good company here by midnight. No news.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

HARRISBURG, PA., November 12, 1863.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The Governor is in Delaware to-day; will be in Washington to- night and will see you on the subject of your dispatch of this morning.

ELI SLIFER.

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