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you have these troops in hand. The Government considers these precautionary measure absolutely necessary. See that Laidley, at Frankfort Arsenal, is prepared in case of trouble. The Fairmount district is said to be a bad one. Please answer at once.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 1863.

Colonel J. B FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General:

The troops from Washington have not arrived. Draft is going on quietly in one district. No drafting after to-day until Monday. Adjutant-General Thomas is here.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 1863. (Received 8.40 p. m.)

Colonel J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General:

The regiment of infantry and two batteries of artillery furnished by you have not yet arrived.

W. D. WHIPPLE,

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

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 1863. (Received 10 p. m.)

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Have received notice that batteries will arrive per 1 a. m. train.

WM. D WHIPPLE,

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

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., July 17, 1863.

Captain J. HERON FOSTER,

Provost-Marshal, pittsburg, Pa.:

The drafted men may, if they desire it, deposit $300 with collector of internal revenue, subject ot withdrawal if exempted by the Board, or their substitutes pass examination and are enlisted.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Mulwaukee, Wis., July 17, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: It is the general belief of many reliable citizens of this city that when the draft is commenced here it will be absolutely necessary to have a military force present to prevent riot and bloodshed.