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cient to enforce the laws and preserve the peace of the State. The indications of organized resistance in several counties are organizing [sic].

CONRAD BAKER,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General.

CINCINNATI, June 16, 1863-1.30 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

There is very great trouble in many counties in Indiana in carrying out the enrollment, and the force under my command is constantly called upon to aid the enrolling officers, notwithstanding the representations made to you that the exercise of military authority by me was unnecessary. I am more than ever satisfied that it is out of the power of the civil authorities to maintain the peace by prompt arrests and punishment. Can I have the authority to declare martial law at such times as I shall think necessary? Depend upon it, I can restore the whole department to perfect quiet if my policy is adopted.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in Iowa, see Kirkwood to Stanton, Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 164.]

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in Maine, see Hodsdon to Stanton, Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 166.]

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For proclamation of Governor Bradford, of Maryland, calling for 10,000 men for six-months" service, see Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 169.]

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in Massachusetts, see Andrew to Stanton; Schouler to Stanton, Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 163-166.]

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in Minnesota, see Malmros to Stanton, Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 167.]

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in New Jersey, see Stanton to Parker, Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 165.]

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

Washington, June 16, 1863.

Colonel WILLIAM S. BLISS,

New York Hotel:

Your dispatch asking whether I will accept the "Loyal Brigade of the North" is received. I never heard of that brigade by name, and