Continuing with Winfield Scott's message to the Secretary of War:
"1. That orders may not be given for the evacuation of Fort Sumter;
2. That one hundred and fifty recruits may instantly be sent from Governor's Island to re-enforce that garrison, with ample supplies of ammunition, subsistence, including fresh vegetables, as potatoes, onions turnips; and
3. That one or two armed vessels be sent to support said fort."