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essential to have your correspondence with him here immediately. Will you please have telegraphed to me, or send by special messenger to-night, full copies of his letter and you reply.*

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

MILITARY

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., EIGHTY ARMY CORPS,

ORDER.

Baltimore, Md., November 2, 1863.

PROPRIETORS OF THE AMERICAN TELEGRAPH COMPANY:

You are directed not to telegraph or to allow any one else to telegraph over your lines a proclamation by the Governor, dated at Annapolis, November 2, 1863 (this day), signed by His Excellency A. W. Bradford, in relation to General Orders, Numbers 53, from these headquarters, nor to send any notice or intimation of such an order being published by the Governor until you have further orders and permission from me in regard to the same.

ROBERT C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Copy sent to the Independent Line.)

MILITARY

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., EIGHT ARMY CORPS,

ORDER.

Baltimore, Md., November 2, 1863.

EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS OF THE BALTIMORE AMERICAN:

You are directed not to publish in your newspaper, or in any other form, a proclamation by the Governor, dated at Annapolis, November 2, 1863 (this day), and signed by His Excellency A. W. Bradford, in relation to General Orders, Numbers 53, from these headquarters, until you have further orders and permission from me in regard to the same.

ROBERT C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 98.

Washington, November 3, 1863.

The following regulations are established, with the approval of the Secretary of War, and will govern mustering and disbursing officers in their payments of the advance bounty, premium, and advance pay to recruits (not veterans) enlisted by recruiting offices to serve for three years or the war, in old regiments now organized, whose terms of service expire in 1864 and 1865:

I. To all recruits enlisting as above required there will be paid one month's pay in advance, and in addition a bounty and premium amounting to $302, as follows, viz:

On being mustered into the U. S. service, under this authority, and before leaving the recruiting station or depot to join his company or regiment, the recruit receive one

month's advance pay................................$13

First installment of bounty........................ 60

Premium............................................ 2

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Total pay before joining his regiment.............. 75

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* The correspondence was telegraphed to Schenck 11 p. m. November 2, 1863.

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