War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0832 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 22, 1863.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind:

The matter presented in your telegram of making the first payment of bounty $100 has been carefully considered, and the Secretary does not consider that it would be best at this to change the plan adopted and sent forth.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

INDIANAPOLIS, September 22, 1863.

Colonel FRY:

I hope you will grant my request in regard to the bounty. The danger of desertion is nothing compared to the danger of not getting the regiments. I want to revive the spirit of volunteering in the West, and believe I can if you grant my request. If I fail, the failure is mine.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 22, 1863.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF MICHIGAN,

Detroit, Mich.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th instant, with inclosure, in reference to additional credits for troops furnished by your State. In reply I have the honor to inform you that the State has been credited with the following additional:

Prior to May 26, and not embraced in statement of that date...884

Subsequent to May 26, and to include September 19............4,231

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Total, reduced to three-years" standard..................... 5,115

The foregoing embraces the organizations referred to in your letter of the 14th, except the Lancer Regiment and Chandler Horse Guards. The established rules of the Department will not allow a credit for the said organizations to be given. As requested by you the muster-our rolls of the Chandler Horse Guards are respectfully returned herewith.

I have the honor, &c.,

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 22, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY,

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

COLONEL: In accordance with the request from your department of the 16th instant I have the honor to report that the State of Wison