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all volunteers not heretofore credited, as well as by all the State may raise in excess of 38,268, her quota of 300,000 as called for by the President's proclamation.

If Your Excellency thinks best to subdivide the quota herein assigned to Congressional districts, and allot proportional parts to smaller subdivisions of your State, I would suggest that for harmonizing the subject of credits in drafts hereafter you regard the enrollment of the first class made by this Bureau as the basis of assignment.

The provost-marshal-general of your State and the boards of enrollment in the different districts will give you all the aid in their power in this and all other matters connected with raising troops.

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

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

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

Washington, D. C., October 20, 1863-12.10 p.m.

Honorable J. GREGORY SMITH,

Governor of Vermont, Montpelier, Vt.:

Your quota of 300,000 volunteers called for by the President, based on the enrollment of first class, is 3,331. This is exclusive of any deficiency you may have on present draft or former calls, and these will be considered only in case another draft is necessary in January.

Letter by mail.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

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

Washington, D. C., October 21, 1863.

His Excellency WILLIAM CANNON,

Governor of Delaware, Dover, Del.:

Your quota of 300,000 volunteers called for by the President, based on enrollment of the first class, is 1,156. This is exclusive of any deficiencies you may have on the present draft of former calls, and these will be considered only in case another draft is necessary in January.

Letter by mail.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

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

Washington, D. C., October 21, 1863.

His Excellency RICHARD YATES,

Governor of Illinois, Springfield, Ill.:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that Illinois" quota of the 300,000 volunteers called for by the President's proclamation of the 17th instant is as follows; First District, 3, 184; Second District, 1,754; Third District, 1,922; Fourth District, 1,987; Fifth District, 2,228; Sixth District, 2,010; Seventh District, 2,113; Eighth District, 2,373; Ninth District, 1,813; Tenth District, 2,327; Eleventh District, 1,928; Twelfth District, 2,355; total, 27,930.

Inasmuch, however, as there remains to the credit of Illinois 8,159 men, the surplus of her excess over all former calls as compared with