as they might procure for the new regiments. In this way I could have the State thoroughly canvassed.
O. P. MORTON,
September 23, 1863.
I have presented the subject of modifying the bounties to the Secretary and it is not deemed best to make any change in it.
JAMES B. FRY,
WAR DEPT. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, D. C., September 23, 1863.
His Excellency JOHN A. ANDREW,
Governor of the State of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.:
SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith copies of instructions issued this day to the Boards of Enrollment in the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Districts of Massachusetts for " procuring recruits,"* and to invite your attention to the desire expressed by me in letter of the 21st instant in regard to this subject.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. B. FRY,
(Similar letter sent October 12 to Governor Curtin in regard to First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, NInth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Districts of Pennsylvania, and one sent same day in regard to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-second Districts of Pennsylvania.)
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, September 23, 1863.
Washington, D. C.:
SIR: In reply to a letter from your department of date the 22nd instant I have the honor to report that the State of Minnesota is entitled to an additional credit for the following number of troops, viz:
Prior to June 10, and not embraced in statement of that date...412
Since September 7.............................................. 2
Total, three-years" standard................................ 414
In my report of the 7th instant I reported 197 men as mustered between June 10 and that date. Adding this number, the total additional to include September 22, and for which the State would be credited, is 611.
I am, sir, &c.,
THOMAS M. VINCENT,
*See explanatory footnote (*) p. 829.