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do not know where it is; yet presuming that it is in New York, I say I will gladly accept it if tendered by and with the consent and approbation of the Governor of that State; otherwise not.

A. LINCOLN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., June 16, 1863.

General T. FRANCIS MEAGHER,

New York:

Your dispatch received. Shall be very glad for you to raise 3,000 Irish troops, if done by the consent of and in concert with Governor Seymour.

A. LINCOLN.

[JUNE 16, 1863.- For correspondence relating to raising troops in New York, see Sprague to Stanton; Stanton to Sprague; Sprague to Stanton; Sandford to Stanton; Series I, Vol. XXVII, Part III, pp. 165-168.]

COLUMBUS, June 16, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Governor Andrew's agents refuse to take any more colored troops. Please give me authority to raise a colored regiment.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, June 16, 1863.

Governor TOD,

Columbus, Ohio:

You are authorized to raise a regiment of colored troops. Instructions will be sent by the Bureau to-morrow.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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

POTTSVILLE, June 16, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Civil authorities oppose me. The court yesterday refused to remove the prosecution against depute provost-marshal-general and others to circuit court of United States under fifth section of habeas corpus act of 3rd of March last, and held them to bail to appear. Of case of Abraham Bressler, whom Gane has now arrested, court yesterday granted habeas corpus returnable 2.30 Wednesday afternoon.