To Samuel R. Curtis 
Major General Curtis Washington,
St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 30. 1862
Frank Blair wants Manter's 32nd. Curley's 27th. Boyd's 24th. and the 9th. & 10th. Cavalry, to go with him down the river. I understand it is with you to decide whether he shall have them; and if so, and if also it is consistent with the public service, you will oblige me a good deal by letting him have them.
 ALS, RPB. Concerning the regiments commanded by Francis H. Manter, Thomas Curly, and Sempronius H. Boyd, Curtis telegraphed at 10 P.M. on the same day, ``Only one of the Regiments named full will try to organize immediately by urging Gov to consolidate & come as near to the request as law will permit.'' (DLC-RTL).