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CONCORD, N. H., July 31, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Dispatch informing me that 800 Prussian smooth-bore muskets have been order to be sent me is received. It is not what I want. Give me the Springfield rifled musket and I will organize a reliable militia force in New Hampshire. An inferior arm will not answer the propose, for our citizens will not enroll themselves unless they can be supplied with the best arms.

J. A. GILMORE,

Governor.

CONFIDENTIAL.] PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., July 31, 1863.

Major A. S. DIVEN,

Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Elmira, N. Y.:

Please given me by letter such important points and inferences connected by your recent interview with Governor Seymour as you may feel at liberty to make known.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., July 31, 1863.

Major A. S. DIVEN,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, Western Division of New York, Elmira, N. Y.:

MAJOR: I am directed by the Provost-Marshal-General to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 28th instant, and to say that you will learn from telegrams and other communications that he has given you full discretion in all matters necessary for the discharge of your duties, and that he relies upon your judgment and ability to complete the work successfully.

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

HENRY STONE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

washington, D. C., July 31, 1863.

Major A. S. DIVEN,

Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Elmira, N. Y.:

Don"t commence the draft in Buffalo until a sufficient force is sent you to carry it through.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

STATE OF NEW YORK, JUDGE-ADVOCATE-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT,

New York, July 31, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

provost-Marshal-General:

DEAR SIR: I have been to Albany and detailed to the Governor my interview with you and with the President. He was very much grati-