War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0381 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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An officer will be detailed to muster the regiment into service as soon as its organization is completed, or a single company may be mustered at a time, if circumstances make such a course necessary.

I am, &c.,

C. W. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SUSQUEHANNA,

Harrisburg, Pa., June 18, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel C. F. RUFF,

Philadelphia, Pa.:

By authority of the War Department, colored troops will be received into service. Please make dispositions to organize a regiment in Philadelphia, mustering in as offered by companies. Notify accordingly.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General, Commanding.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

June 18, 1863.

Colonel BOMFORD,

Provost-Marshal-General, Harrisburg, Pa.:

Prevent as far as possible any delay in the enrollment by the present excitement in Pennsylvania and the raising of volunteers. See that all your provost-marshals are attending diligently to their legitimate duties.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Same to Colonel Buchanan, Trenton, N. J.; Colonel Nugent, New York City; Major Townsend, Albany, N. Y.; Major Diven, Elmira, N. Y.; Colonel Parrott, Columbus, Ohio; and Major Clarke, Boston, Mass.)

HDQRS. ACTG. ASST. PROV. March General OF PENNSYLVANIA,

Harrisburg, Pa., June 18, 1863.

COLONEL: I have the honor to state that I have to-day received assurances from General Couch that as soon as this place may be deemed secure and tranquility resorted I can obtain from him ready assistance to overcome the opposition to the enrollment in the mining districts. A copy of a letter from the provost-marshal of the Tenth district is hereby inclosed, which characterizes somewhat the nature of the difficulties to be contended against and expresses opinions often repeated by others.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. V. BOMFORD,

Lieutenant-Colonel Sixteenth U. S. Infantry,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General of Pennsylvania.