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commence work at once, or send a draft of the order as modified to you for your action, as you may direct.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., November 12, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I respectfully suggest the following additional modifications of the regulations for enlistment of colored troops, viz: That no compensation be paid for the services of any slave who has at any time since the beginning of the rebellion belonged to a person who has been in or given aid to the rebellion. This is necessary to prevent persons who can prove their loyalty from buying the slaves of rebels and selling them to the Government.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

NEW YORK CITY, November 12, 1863 - 11 a. m.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch was received at twenty minutes past nine this morning.*

JNO. A. DIX,

Major-General.

NEW YORK, November 12, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I leave for Buffalo this evening or early to-morrow morning, and send Colonel Ludlow to Ogdensburg. Can General Canby remain here till my return - not beyond Tuesday next?

JOHN A. DIX.

Major-General.

OGDENSBURG, N. Y., November 12, 1863.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your telegram is received and the subject shall have immediate attention. It is well to take proper precaution, though we do not apprehend danger.

D. C. JUDSON,

President of Village.

PRESTON KING.

BUFFALO, November 12, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch is received. I have telegraphed the Governor to give the necessary instructions to the military here, and shall take all possible precautionary measures. There are no indications of

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* See November 11, p. 1014.

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