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Bureau of the Provost-marshal of the Unites States, they may be retained in service and paid until that duty shall be performed.

III. By the term "aged and infirm parents," section 2, enrollment act, is meant those parents who, from old age or infirmity, are disabled from arranging the means of supporting themselves, and who, by reason of such age of infirmity, have become dependent for the means of support upon the person claiming exemption from draft. Boards of enrollment will use a careful discrimination in deciding all such cases.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 43.

Washington, D. C., July 10, 1863.

The following extracts from laws of the United States, now in force are published for the information and guidance of all concerned:

Section 12 of the enrollment act, after directing how the draft shall be conducted, says:

And the person so drawn shall be notified of the same within ten days there after, by written or printed notice, to be served personally of by leaving a copy at the last of residence, requiring him to appear at a designated place of rendezvous to report duty.

Section 13 of the enrollment act contains the following.

And any person failing to report after due service of notice, as herein prescribed, without furnishing a substitute, or paying required sum therefor, shall be deemed a deserter, and shall be arrested by the provost-marshal and sent to the nearest military post trial by court-material, unless, upon proper showing that he is not liable to do militia duty, the Board of Enrollment shall relieved him from the draft.

The twentieth article of war contains the following:

All officers and soldiers * * * convinced of having deserted, shall suffer death, of such other punishment as by sentence of court-material shall be inflicted.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., July 10, 1863.

Major T. M. VINCENT,

Asst. Adj. General Adj. General 's Office, Washington, D. C.:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inform you that a draft has been ordered in the following States and districts upon the below, viz:

Date. State. District. Number

of men.

July 9 Maine............... First..... 2,458

9 ....do.............. Third..... 2,422

6 Massachusetts........ Eighth.... 1,948

6 ....do.............. Ninth..... 2,043

9 Connecticut......... Third..... 1,569

6 New York............ First...... 2,211

9 ....do.............. Fifth...... 2,390

6 ....do............... Ninth..... 2,521

9 Pennsylvania.......... Fifth...... 1,989

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.