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Colonel Fry, provost-marshal, was to have gone this evening, but has been taken suddenly ill from over-exertion, and will not be able to go. Answer immediately.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., July 16, 1863-5 p. m.

Colonel BOMFORD,

Provost-Marshal-General, Harrisburg:

Don"t let the draft be commenced in any other district in Philadelphia than the one begun yesterday. Send to Colonel Whipple in Philadelphia the available companies of Invalid Corps. Tell Whipple when they will arrive.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., July 16, 1863-7 p. m.

Colonel W. D. WHIPPLE,

Commanding, Philadelphia:

Two batteries and a regiment of infantry will leave here about 10 to-night to report to you. Have some one at depot to tell them where to go and await orders. Let quartermaster and commissary be prepared to issue to them.

Don"t let any notice be given out suspending draft in any district where it may have been ordered, but tell the provost- marshal not to commence until you notify him, and do so when you know these troops have arrived and are available. I don"t wasn"t to take back anything that has been ordered publicity, but to be ready for anything that may arise. I will be at your office early.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

Cant"t you send tents and fuel to some suitable points in city to camp these men soon after arrival?

PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General:

Telegram received. Preparations will be made as directed.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army, Commanding.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., July 16, 1863-7.20 p. m.

Colonel BOMFORD,

Provost-Marshal-General, Harrisburg:

Don"t countermand any orders for draft in Philadelphia which may have become public.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.