never gone to a post for protection, nor have been safe, except at intervals when soldiers have visited the neighborhood where I live, and you know that I am more unsafe afterward than before. I have accepted the office which you kindly asked me to take. I have worked as though I were guarded by bayonets. I have advertised for recruits all over this county, have hunted deserters and spies, have acted the special agent of Treasury Department, chief of commissioners to look after violated bonds, &c. Then I have been told that I well threatened in Dixie. What I now suggest is that we have a few soldiers in this county until the scare of the draft is over; else give me leave to move my office to Roll.
E. G. EVANS.
HEADQUARTERS BOARD OF ENROLLMENT,
SECOND DISTRICT MISSOURI.
Respectfully referred to Colonel E. B. Alexander, acting assistant provost-marshal-general, U. S. Army, with the request to have from 40 to 50 soldiers stationed at Cuba, Crawford County, Mo.
C. C. MANWARING,
Captain and Provost-Marshal, Second Dist. Missouri.
HDQRS. ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, Saint Louis, February 15, 1864.
Respectfully referred to Major-General Rosecrans, commanding the department, with remark that I think from the condition of things reported at this place it will be necessary to station troops there at once, and request that it may be done if in his judgment it is deemed advisable.
E. B. ALEXANDER,
Colonel U. S. A., A. A. P. M. G., Supt. Recruit. Serv., Mo. Vols.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, February 17, 1864.
Respectfully refereed to Brigadier General Clinton B. Fisk, commanding District of Saint Louis, for examination and action if it be necessary.
By order of Major-General Rosecrans:
HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT, Saint Louis, Mo., February 24, 1864.
Respectfully referred to post commandant, saint Louis, who will detail a trusty officer to proceed to Cuba, investigate the matters herein complained of, and report at earliest practicable moment.
By order of Brigadier-General Fisk:
G. A. HOLLOWAY,