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ALBANY, June 15, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General:

Every exertion has been made to hasten enrollment and recruiting Invalid Corps. Want an officer of such corps for each district. As yet only one reported. Enrollment will be completed by July 1, excepting Eleventh District, completed July 10. Answer to application, June 6, for Captain Douglass, Eighteenth Infantry, to command camp of rendezvous has not been received.

FREDK. TOWNSEND,

Major and Assistant Provost-Marshal-General.

ELMIRA, June 15, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY:

Everything that can is being done in this part of the State to complete the draft. Circular Numbers 20 will delay a few days. No private offer for the Invalid Corps. Plenty of officers.

A. S. DIVEN,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General.

MILWAUKEE, WIS., June 15, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

I have been doing all in my power to hasten the enrollment and create the Invalid Corps. Blank enlistments were only received Saturday. Can I offer a reward for the murderer of the enrolling officer in Dodge County? I have no funds.

CHAS. S. LOVELL,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 15, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel C. S. LOVELL,

Milwaukee, Wis.:

Offer reward if you think it will do any good.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 28.

Washington, June 16, 1863.

The following opinion of Honorable William Whiting, Solicitor of the War Department, has been ordered to be published by the Secretary of War:

OPINION.

It is made the duty of the provost-marshals "to obey all lawful orders and regulations of the Provost-Marshal-General, and such as may be prescribed by law, concerning the enrollment and calling into service of the national forces." (Act March 3, 1863, section 7.)