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mining districts. I directed the provost-marshals to push their work under your protection.

Had I better countermand those orders? Let me know how the matter stands.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

HARTFORD, August 4, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Can a sub-district, which has furnished a surplus of volunteers on all former calls equal to the number now ordered, be relieved from the form of the present draft? Reply.

WM. A. BUCKINGHAM,

Governor of Connecticut.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, August 4, 1863.

Major F. TOWNSEND,

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

In reply to your telegram the information is not correct.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, August 4, 1863.

Captain J. HERON FOSTER,

Provost-Marshal, Pittsburg, Pa.:

General Halleck learns to-day General Couch that Governor Curtin is mustering out his forces, and says he has no authority to retain them for any other purpose than for which they were called out. By this we will be deprived of their services for enforcing the draft. The effect may be serious in some parts of the State.

How will it affect you?

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

PITTSBURG, August 4, 1863.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY:

Until I commence systematically arresting delinquents, say in September, no troops are needed here except the small guard of drafted men at headquarters. I can call a posse to my aid if needed.

J. HERON FOSTER,

Captain and Prov. March, Twenty-second District of Pennsylvania.

OFFICE ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

Brattleborough, Vt., August 4, 1863:

Colonel JAMES B. FRY,

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

SIR: Your telegram of the 3rd instant is received. Impressed with the idea that the exemptions in all the districts were greater than they