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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 have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

CONCORD, N. H., October 26, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Will the War Department consent that our State may raise one regiment of cavalry; also another company of heavy artillery for home use, the same as the last? Please answer by telegraph.

J. A. GILMORE,

Governor of New Hampshire.

ALBANY, October 26, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

I have two statements from you about quota of New York under the proclamation. One says 38,268, the other 60,378. Which is correct?

HORATIO SEYMOUR.

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

Washington, D. C., October 26, 1863.

His Excellency HORATIO SEYMOUR,

Governor of New York, Albany, N. Y.:

Sixty thousand three hundred and seventy-eight is the correct quota of New York under the proclamation of October 17. The quota was subdivided for different divisions, and perhaps the mistake originated in that way.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ORDNANCE OFFICE,

Washington, October 27, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the principal operations of the Ordnance Department during the last fiscal year, together with such remarks and suggestions as the magnitude of interests involved seems to require.

The fiscal means of the department since the last report, in November, 1862, have been as follows, viz:

Amount as per last report undrawn from the Treasury on June 30,

1862......................................... $2,300,492.25

In the Government depositories to the credit of disbursing

officers, same date.......................... 1,318,241.47

Amount of appropriations from that date to the end of the last

fiscal year, including the fixed annual appropriation for

arming and equipping the militia............. 72,066,888.00