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Number of troops furnished by Vermont under the calls above stated.*

Total troops raised in Vermont, three-years" service, and mustered into U. S. service............................. 13,670

Excess of troops raised in Vermont for three-years" service

above the quota of the State under both calls.......... 612

Number of nine-months" men.............................. 4,823

Number of three-yards" men............................... 13,670

Total number of men mustered........................... 18,493

Excess of troops raised in Vermont and mustered into the

U. S. service above the quota of said State under all

the calls............................................... 537

[MAY 7, 1863.-For Peirpoint to Lincoln, asking that the Governors of Pennsylvania and Ohio be called upon for 4,000 militia each, &c., see Series I, Vol. XXV, Part II, p. 447.]

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, the Congress of the United States at its last session enacted a law entitled "An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes," which was approved on the 3rd day of March last; and.

Whereas, it is recited in the said act there now exists in the United States an insurrection and rebellion against the authority thereof, and it is, under the Constitution of the United States, the duty of the Government to suppress insurrection and rebellion, to guarantee to each State a republican form of government, and to preserve the public tranquillity; and

Whereas, for these high purposes a military force is indispensable, to raise and support which all persons ought willingly to contribute; and Whereas, no service can be more praiseworthy and Honorable than that which is rendered for the maintenance of the Constitution and Union, and the consequent preservation of free government; and

Whereas, for the reasons thus recited, it was enacted by the said statute that all able-bodies male citizens of the United States and persons of foreign birth who have declared on oath their intention to become citizens under and in pursuance of the laws thereof, between the ages of twenty and forty-five years (with certain exceptions not necessary to be here mentioned), are declared to constitute the national forces, and shall be liable to perform military duty in the service of the United States when called out by the President for that purpose; and.

Whereas, it is claimed by and in behalf of persons of foreign birth within the ages specified in said act who have heretofore declared on oath their intentions to become citizens under and in pursuance of the United States, and who have not exercised the right of suffrage or any other political franchise under the laws of the United States, or of any of the States thereof, that they are not absolutely concluded by their aforesaid declaration of intention form renouncing their purpose to become citizens, and that, on the contrary, such persons under treaties or the law of nations retain a right to renounce that purpose and to forego the privileges of citizenship and residence

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*Details of company and regimental organizations omitted.

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