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for veterans, will be paid so long as the law permits, to wit, March 1. After that date but $100 can be paid by existing laws. This has reference to the authority given you to raise ten companies of infantry.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 66.

Washington, February 20, 1864.

BOUNTY FOR RE-ENLISTMENT.

All soldiers enlisted or re-enlisted into the Regular Army for the period of three years, under the provisions of the joint resolution of January 13, 1864, and General Orders, Numbers 25, of 1864, are entitled to a bounty of $402, to be paid as follows: a

1. Upon enlistment they shall be paid one month's pay in advance

............. $13

First installment of bounty................................ 25

Premium.................................................... 2

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Total on enlistment........................................ 40

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2. At the first regular pay-day after two month's service and additional installment of bounty will be paid................. 50

3. At the first regular pay-day after six months" service an additional installment of bounty will be paid................. 50

4. At the first regular pay-day after the end of the first year's service an additional installment of bounty will be paid...... 50

5. At the first regular pay-day after eighteen months" service an additional installment of bounty will be paid.................. 50

6. At the first regular pay-day after two years" service an additional installment of bounty will be paid.................. 50

7. At the first regular pay-day after two years and a half service an additional installment of bounty will be paid............... 50

8. At the expiration of three years" service the remainder of the bounty will be paid............................................ 75

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 6.

Washington, February 20, 1864.

When a drafted person pays the sum of $300 commutation money, in order to be exempted from a draft, the receiver shall sign "triplicate" receipts for the amount. The "original" shall be retained by the receiver to be forwarded by him, with his weekly summary statement and abstract of moneys received, to the Provost-Marshal-General. The "duplicate" and "triplicate" shall be given to the drafted person for presentation to the Board of Enrollment. If the Board grant a certificate of exemption, they shall return the "triplicate" to the drafted person and retain the "duplicate" to be forwarded to the Provost-Marshal-General with the weekly abstract of persons exempted from military service.

Paragraph II, of Circular Numbers 34, June 30, and Circular Numbers 38, July 3, 1863, and the last clause of the circular letter of February 8, 1864,

a See General Orders, Numbers 191, of 1863.