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to require. I do not apprehend he will think it necessary to deviate from my views to any ruinous extent. On one hasty reading I see no such deviation in his programme, which you send.

A. LINCOLN.

OFFICE ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

Brattleborough, Vt., February 13, 1864.

Colonel FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General, Washington, D. C.

SIR: The appended slip, a proclamation of Governor Gilmore, of New Hampshire, was forwarded to me by General Washburn, adjutant- general of Vermont. Does not His Excellency misapprehend your telegrams? If he is correct, we will have but few men to raise here. This proclamation is having a very bad effect in this State, as town meetings were being called in the northern part of the State with a view of offering town bounties, but this proclamation has stopped them. The Vermonters think that if New Hampshire is clear of the draft, they are.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. G. PITCHER,

Brigadier-General, Actg. Asst. Prov. March General.

NEW HAMPSHIRE OUT OF THE DRAFT.

It will be seen by the following proclamation that New Hampshire has already raised a sufficient number of men to meet the wants of the Government under the two last calls. This will be gratifying news to the people of that State:

By His Excellency Joseph A. Gilmore, Governor of the State of New Hampshire, a proclamation to the people of New Hampshire.

I am informed by telegraph from Washington, on the authority both of the Secretary of War and the Provost-Marshal-General, that our State will be accredited with all men furnished under the draft of July 3, 1863, while no account will be made of men called for under that draft. As a consequence of this decision I am happy to say that new Hampshire is in excess of all demands upon her at the present time.

Our deficiency at the beginning of the present official

year was ................................................. 388

Quota called for October 17, 1863 ........................ 3,768

Quota as estimated under call of February 1, 1864 ........ 2,512

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Total .................................................... 6,668

Men furnished under the draft ............................ 3,012

Men furnished under call of October 17 ................... 3,768

Re-enlistments from old regiments not reckoned as a part

of our quota under the call of October 17 ................ 387

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Total .................................................... 7,167

In addition to the re-enlistments already reported at the adjutant-general's office, a number of men have been mustered as veterans from the Third, Seventh, and Eighth Infantry and the New Hampshire cavalry, and these are yet to be credited to the State. It is not too