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XVII. All district and other commanders are directed to afford the provost-marshals all facilities necessary to the successful and speedy prosecution of this recruiting service. Upon the requisition of provost-marshals the necessary officers and non- commissioned officers will be detailed to take charge of recruits at the several recruiting stations, and to conduct them to Saint Louis.

XVIII. Subsistence will be issued to recruits upon provision returns signed by the provost-marshals. Issuing commissaries will keep separate accounts of subsistence so issued and report the same to the chief commissary of the department. No other supplies will be issued to recruits until they reach the general rendezvous.

XIX. Transportation orders for parties of colored recruits signed by provost-marshals will be honored by the quartermaster's department, and respected by the officers of all railroads and steam-boats in this department.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BUFFALO, [November 14,] 1863 - 7 p. m.

Major General W. T. H. BROOKS:

If you have troops in the service of the United States and can spare two or three hundred, I should like to have them here. To- morrow will be in time.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 14, 1863.

General COX,

Sandusky, Ohio:

We have no further information here. General Dix has gone to Buffalo; General Brooks is at Erie. If occasion requires, you can communicate with them, reporting also here.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

[NOVEMBER 14, 1863. - For Stanton to Brooks, Dix to Stanton and Seymour, relating to raid from Canada, see Series I, Vol. XXIX, Part II, pp. 457, 458.]

SANDUSKY, November 14, 1863.

Major General W. T. H. BROOKS:

Among the divers reports we can get nothing definite. Port Stanley, & c., have been visited and nothing suspicious found.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.