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regiments to leave the State depends upon the number of arms I have in the arsenal. I am emphatically unwilling to leave the State without sufficient arms for home protection.

THO. O. MOORE.

MONTGOMERY, May 20, 1861.

Governor THOMAS O. MOORE,

New Orleans:

Glad to know that you can arm and equip three regiments for the war. Lose no time. Trudeau telegraphed what I stated, but I have to answered him, nor shall I now.

L. P. WALKER.

NEW ORLEANS, May 20, 1861.

L. P. WALKER:

The Fifth and Sixth Regiments for the war are organized and will be fully equipped this week.

THO. O. MOORE.

MONTGOMERY, May 20, 1861.

Governor T. O. MOORE,

New Orleans:

Your dispatch just received. Is Trudeau's one of the regiments (Fifth and Sixth) named? I am glad to learn that you have two for the war.

L. P. WALKER.

NEW ORLEANS, May 20, 1861.

L. P. WALKER:

Trudeau is not in Fifth or Sixth Regiment, nor in any regiment mustered into the service of the State. Seventh Regiment for the war will, I think, be organized this week.

THO. O. MOORE.

[MAY 20, 1861. - For Walker to Harris, calling for troops from Tennessee, and agreeing to accept them, conditionally, for twelve months' service, see Series I, VOL. LII, Part II, p. 103.]

AN ACT to put in operation the Government under the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That an election shall be held in the several States of this Confederacy on the first Wednesday in November, 1861, for members of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the Confederate States under the permanent Constitution, which election shall be conducted in all respects according to said Constitution and the laws of the several

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