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has completed the duties assigned by Special Orders, Numbers 16, current series, form this office.

By order of the Secretary of War:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

PITTSBURG, PA., July 18, 1 863. (Received 8 p. m.)

Some uneasiness is felt about a riotous spirit that is thought to exist. To be ready for any emergency I would like to have the battery and two three-months" regiments sent to West Virginia returned. A number of colored men have been drafted and accept as substitutes. No instructions have been received as to their disposition. I think they ought to be got out of the city as soon as possible.



HEADQUARTERS, Philadelphia, Pa., July 18, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

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

Do not permit any postponement of draft in districts where ordered, as has been done by Colonel bomford in the Fifth District in this city. The effect will be very bad.

By command of Major-General Cadwalader:


Brigadier-General and Chief of Major-General Dana's Staff.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., July 18, 1863-3.45 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. V. BOMFORD,

Actg. Asst. Pro. March General for Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa.:

Let the draft go on in Philadelphia. There is force enough there now. Don"t postpone or suspend what may have been publicly order.



CAMP GILE, Pottsville, Pa., July 18, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General of the United States:

COLONEL: In my last communication to you I stated that there were from 4,000 to 5,000 men assembled to resist the draft. Since that time I have learned from reliable information that there are at least 10,000 men that can assemble within twenty-four hours time. My forces here at present will not exceed 150 men, which is entirely inadequate for the purpose they were designed for.