War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0036 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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in my opinion, responded to any further calls made upon her, but without it it would be impossible to raise any considerable number. Efforts to fill up the old regiments are still being made, but our success has [been] trifling for the past sixty days. I have to advise, however, that the effort be continued.

Respectfully, yours,

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

Statement showing number of men for old regiments furnish by the States, respectively, from August 15, 1862, to January 31, as reported weekly and daily by telegram.

Connecticut......................... 608

Delaware............................ 46

Indiana............................. 3,854

Illinois............................ 1,098

Iowa................................ 1,229

Kentucky............................ 379

Kansas.............................. 4

Maine............................... 643

Massachusetts....................... 5,151

Maryland............................ 1,226

Michigan............................ 2,194

Missouri............................ 1,252

Minnesota........................... 113

New Jersey.......................... 446

New York............................17,468

New Hampshire....................... 453

Ohio................................ 6,544

Pennsylvania........................ 9,812

Rhode Island........................ 1,085

Tennessee..................................

Vermont............................. 1,367

Virginia............................ 1,172

Wisconsin........................... 1,573

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Total...............................59,717

Recruits for old regiments to include November 21, 1862 (previous statement)..........................49,990

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Increase since November 21, 1862.... 9,727

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

February 2, 1863.

BOSTON, February 3, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Congressional bill passed House of Representatives does not prohibit colored officers in colored regiments. Will you withdraw prohibition so far as concern line officers assistant surgeons, and chaplain of my proposed colored regiment? It will avoid difficulty. Power would not be used except possibly for few cases of plainly competent persons recommended by the field officers, who shall be gentlemen and soldiers of highest merit and influence.

JOHN A. ANDREW.