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town quotas without delay, there will be no draft in Vermont. Please give me the total charge against the State.

PETER T. WASHBURN,

Adjutant-General.

DES MOINES, February 9, 1864.

Colonel J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General:

Do you mean ten companies for a new infantry regiment or ten detached companies? I can raise them and will commence immediately.

WM. STONE,

Governor.

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

Washington, D. C., February 9, 1864.

Governor AUSTIN BLAIR,

Detroit, Mich.:

I meant for you to raise entire new companies with officers. They may be put into old regiments if vacancies shall be found to exist when they are completed. If not, they will be formed into a new regiment or battalion.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

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

Washington, D. C., February 9, 1864.

Governor H. A. SWIFT,

Saint Paul, Minn.:

You are authorized to raise ten companies of infantry, to be combined by you into a regiment. Please state whether you can accomplish it; and if so, whether you will enter upon it at once.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., February 9, 1864.

His Excellency A. LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

SIR: I beg leave to ask authority for Lieutenant Colonel R. T. Van Horn, of this State, to raise a brigade in Missouri and Arkansas. He has been in the military service ever since this war began, was at the battles of Lexington and Shiloh, and is a man of talents. He is at present a senator in our State Senate from Jackson County.

Very respectfully,

WILLARD P. HALL,

Governor of Missouri.

[First indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 26, 1864.

Submitted to General Rosecrans.

A. LINCOLN.