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Thursday, October 31, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Cameron lays before President Gen. Scott's letter requesting retired officer status. Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 11 vols. & 1 supplemental vol. (New York: Van Nostrand, 1861-68), 3:Documents, 266.

Gen. McClellan requests President's permission to have purchase of arms made through his staff. McClellan to Lincoln, 31 October 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.