ELMIRA, N. Y., July 14, 1863.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:
There is go reason to except a riot here in competing and enforcing the draft. The only force I have to oppose or prevent it is that of recruits for new regiments, not yet mustered into the service. I remain till the drafted men are put in the field.
L. L. LIVINGSTON,
Captain, Third Artillery, Commanding.
Washington, D. C., July 14, 1863-2.35 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM D., WHIPLE,
Military Commander, Philadelphia, Pa.:
The draft has been ordered in certain district in Philadelphia. I request that you will held the military force under your control in readiness to put down any attempt to resist the draft.
JAMES B. FRY,
PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 1863.
Colonel JAMES B. FRY,
At the request of the mayor of this city, I say to you that he wishes the draft in this city suspended for a week. I think it had better go on, being satisfied that I can well a riot. Unless your order to the contrary it will take place in one district to- morrow.
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army, Commanding.
Washington, D. C., July 14, 1863-3 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel J. V. BOMFORD,
Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Harrisburg, Pa.:
You are aware that the draft has been ordered in certain districts in Pennsylvania. In anticipation of any difficulty that may arise, communicate with the military commanders in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the State, and ascertain what military force can be made available to put down any attempt at forcible resistance to this draft. Hold the companies of the Invalid Corps ready to move to any point where may be required. Report to this office the circumstances attending such or any other necessity. Report the same to the various military commanders and ask them to employ the necessary force to carry out the law. If serious trouble be anticipated at different places, make the draft in but one of them at a time.
JAMES B. FRY.
Provost B. FRY,