Washington, Wednesday, June 5th. Hon. A. W. Randall Gov. of Wisconsin Dear Sir I wrote you a hasty note last evening announcing my arrival in this city and expressing the hop that I should be able, at an early hour this morning, to procure an interview with the Secretary of War and lay before hime the business with which you had charged me. I failed to see Gen. Cameron this morning as he was not at the War Department; but I was fortunate enough to find the Secretary of State disengaged and obtained from him a very urgent recommendation in favor of the acceptance of a full Brigade from our State.
Astor House, N.Y. April 30, 1861. Dear Governor Your despatch of the 29th came to hand about noon, today. I immediately telegraphed, in reply, that I would attend to your requests. Accordingly, I called on Gen. Wool, who commands this Department; requested an order for arms and an officer to muster our Wisconsin contingents into service, and I read your despatch to him. The General referred me to Washington which I cannot reach before tomorrow night