War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0996 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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II. All deserters arrested must be delivered to the provost- marshal of the district in which the arrest is made, in order that the necessary investigation may be had and proper action taken. No rewards for arrest of deserters will be paid unless the person arrested is so delivered, and the fact of delivery certified to by the provost-marshal who receives him.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(NOTE.-Amended circular.-The one of the same number, previously issued, to be destroyed.)

HARTFORD, CONN., November 5, 1863.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

I may not have been understood. If Connecticut furnishes her quota under the last call of the President will a new draft be ordered to make up the deficiency under the present draft?

WILLIAM A. BUCKINGHAM,

Governor.

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

Washington, D. C., November 5, 1863.

His Excellency Governor BUCKINGHAM,

Hartford, Conn.:

If Connecticut by the 5th of January furnishes 5,432 volunteers her quota under the President's proclamation, October 17, 1863, for 300,000 men, no draft will take place in that State at that time.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

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

Washington, D. C., November 5, 1863.

If a State furnishes her full quota of volunteers under the President's call of October 17, 1863, for 300,000, the draft ordered for 5th January, 1864, will not take place in that State.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Sent to each acting assistant provost-marshal-general except Major D. D. Perkins, Connecticut.)

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

Washington, D. C., November 5, 1863.

His Excellency Governor GILMORE,

Concord, N. H. L

Your telegram to Secretary of War asking if the State of New Hampshire or the various towns should pay in cash to each man mustered the amount of the bounty offered by the General Government, and take an assignment of his claim for bounty, will the Government pay these bounties to the State or towns instead of to the men, has been received.