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[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

Non-slave-holding States-Free colored males between 18 and 45.

States. Males. Number available in

the ratio wherewith

the whites have

been supplied.a

California 1,918 383

Connecticut 1,760 352

Illinois 1,622 324

Indiana 2,219 444

Iowa 249 49

Kansas 126 25

Maine 272 54

Massachusetts 1,973 394

Michigan 1,622 324

Minnesota 61 12

New Hampshire 103 20

New Jersey 4,866 973

New York 10,208 2,041

Ohio 7,161 1,432

Oregon 38 7

Pennsylvania 10,844 2,169

Rhode Island 809 162

Vermont 140 28

Wisconsin 292 58

Colorado 5 1

Dakota 5 1

Nebraska 15 3

Nevada 27 5

New Mexico 16 3

Utah 5 1

Washington 17 3

District of 1,823 364

Columbia

Total 48,191 9,631

a The War Department declines giving the figures to enable me to fill this column officially, but the figures in the column will prove very near true.

J. C. G. K.

WAR DEPARTMENT

Washington City, February 11, 1863.

Honorable EDWIN D. MORGAN,

New York:

SIR: In answer to a letter handed by you to the Honorable C. P. Wolcott, late Assistant Secretary of War, I have the honor to inform you that your resignation as major-general of volunteers was dully accepted on the 27th of December, 1862, to take on the 1st day of January, 1863, agreeably to your own request.

The Secretary instructs me to say that he has delayed sending you the usual routine notification of acceptance, hoping that the pressure of urgent public business might be so far relaxed as to afford him an opportunity to acknowledge in fitting terms his sense of the hearty co-operation and valuable assistance he uniformly received from you as Governor of New York and as a military officer in the service of the United States. The pressure of public duties has become so great at to deprive him of all of being able to write in person, and you therefore merely receive this note of acceptance.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.