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ernor Gilmore's proclamation and want of other information. If deficient towns are to be required to make good their deficiencies, it is specially important to them and to the State that they know is soon.

PETER T. WASHBURN,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 15, 1864.

General P. T. WASHBURN,

Adjutant-General of Vermont, Woodstock, Vt.:

The debits and credits of Vermont are as stated in your dispatch; but deficient towns should at once filled their quotas to secure themselves from draft under the amended act likely to pass Congress. And while Government bounties last all towns should raise men to meet an additional call, which may be made at any moment. Letter by mail gives your quotas and credits to January 31.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., February 16, 1864.

His Excellency GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that from June 11 to December 31, 1863, the following credits of volunteers for three years" service have been given the State of Illinois:

Three years" men Aggregate three-

years" standard

June 11 to Sept. 30 10,947 10,947

Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 686 686

December 1 to 31 2,594 2,594

................... a 3,129

Additional credits .................. b 1,244

Total number .................. 18,600

credited

a As per first adjustment between Illinois and Missouri.

b As per second adjustment between Illinois and Missouri.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT NICHOLAS HOTEL,

New York, February 16, 1864.

Colonel JAMES B. FRY:

DEAR COLONEL: We have at last finished our work and to-day mail our report, and which we hope may be satisfactory.* Under all the circumstances it was all we could do. Our work was narrowed down to two things, either to report a new enrollment necessary, which was inexpedient, or adjust the quota from such census reports, &c., as were reliable. We make some suggestions, which I hope you will take as suggestions merely. They were made because, from the attention

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