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the enemy to visit our camp as proposed. They would see our strength, our works, the condition of the roads, &c. In my opinion it is expedient their visit be postponed.

Be pleased to have this telegraphed, that I may receive further instructions.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. HOOKER'S DIVISION, THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Fair Oaks Station, Va., June 7, 1862.

Captain CHAUNCEY McKEEVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Army Corps:

I have the honor to submit the following report of the number of officers and men in my command fit for duty, exclusive of the Second New York Volunteers, recently assigned to me:

First Brigade:

Officers............................................... 97

Enlisted men........................................... 2,419

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2,516

Second Brigade:

Officers............................................... 102

Enlisted men........................................... 2,163

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2,265

Third Brigade:

Officers............................................... 77

Enlisted men........................................... 1,954

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2,031

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Total.................................................. 6,812

Very respectfully,&c.,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

WASHINGTON, June 7, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN:

We shall endeavor to send you McCall's or King's division-whichever can be sent first.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 7, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN:

Four regiments were embarked yesterday from Baltimore and one from here. One more goes to-day from Baltimore and one from here, making seven in all. McCall is ready to move as soon as transportation arrives at Fredericksburg.

Please state whether you will fell sufficiently strong for your final movement when McCall reaches you.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.