Should you, however, feel compelled, under the late act
of Congress, to require them to enlist for twelve months,
there will be no difficulty in having that requisition complied with.
I respectfully request an early reply.
Your obt. Servt.
Hon. William L. Marcy
Hon: Wm L Marcy
Sec'y of War
For the reasons mentioned in my letter of 31st July
to Maj. Fauntleroy, I would also request that you would
authorize me to call into service an addi-
tional company to occupy a position
mid way between the stations assigned to
Capt's Smith and Stapp -- This would render
the line of posts, in all respects, complete.