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WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, November 30, 1863

GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND,

Providence, R. I.:

SIR: Since the receipt of Colonel Bailey's letter of the 27th ultimo, written by direction of Your Excellency, I have had our rolls re-examined, and find that the State of Rhode Island has furnished and had mustered into the U. S. service to include October 31, 1863, 9,150 three-years" troops. Our records, therefore, now show as follows:

Per revised statement to October 31, 1863, 9,150 including company Hospital Guards. Number credited per statement May 19, 1863, 6,663. Gain, 2,487. The number (2,487) will be passed to the credit of the State. It is made up of volunteers mustered into service between May 19 and October 31, and all men mustered into service prior to May 19, but were not reported in statement of that date in consequence of the proper rolls and records not being filed in this office. I would respectfully request that the foregoing figures may be compared with the records of your adjutant-general, and that I may be advised of the result.

I have the honor, &c.,

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 386.

Washington, December 1, 1863.

The time for enlisting recruits in the Regular Army under the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 190, of June 25, 1863, and Numbers 338, of October 16, 1863, current series, from this office, is hereby extended to June 25, 1864, during which the extra bounty of $300 will be paid.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 387.

Washington, December 1, 1863.

The time for enlisting veteran volunteers in the respective States under the provisions of General Orders, Numbers 191, current series, from this office, is hereby extended to January 5, 1864.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

UNION LEAGUE CLUB-HOUSE,

Union Square, New York, December 1, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: On behalf of the Union League Cluf of this city we respectfully ask an authorization for a regiment of colored troops to be raised in the State of New York under the auspices of that club. We have already made an application to His Excellency Governor Seymour, and have received a reply, of which we inclose a copy,