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Lieutenant-Colonel Oakes, assistant provost-marshal-general, Illinois, has been ordered to Paris with two companies by General Halleck, and I think that all action necessary at this time.

RICHARD YATES,

Governor of Illinois.

INDIANAPOLIS, March 3, 1864.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

DEAR COLONEL: Let me earnestly invite the Governor to pause before adopting a construction requiring a draft in a State that has filled her quota in the aggregate.

O. P. MORTON.

LEAVENWORTH, March 3, 1864.

Honorable S. C. POMEROY:

Have Fry stop draft. Sixteenth nearly raised. Seventh and Eighth re-enlisted. The hundred for old regiments since 300,000 call. We can meet all calls without draft.

THOS. CARNEY.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., March 3, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel JOSEPH DARR, Jr.,

Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Wheeling, W. Va.:

Inform General Kelley of the times and places of drafting in your State and arrange with him for such military force as may be required.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 91.

Washington, March 4, 1864.

Section 7 of the act approved February 24, 1864, provides as follows:

And any person now in the military service of the Union States, who shall furnish satisfactory proof that he is a mariner by vocation, or an able seaman, or ordinary seaman, may enlist into the Navy under such rules and regulations as enlistment shall not be for less than the unexpired term of his military service, nor for less than one year. And the bounty money which any mariner, or seaman, or ordinary seaman, enlisting for the Army into the Navy, may have received from the United States, or from the State in which he enlisted in the Army, shall be deducted from the prize money to which he may become entitled during the time required to complete his military service: And provided further, That the whole number of such transfer enlistments shall not exceed ten thousand.

The following regulations are prescribed by the President of the United States to carry this act into effect:

The Secretary of the Navy designates the whole number, not exceeding 12,000, which it is desirable to have at each of the several naval stations fixed upon by him, as follows:

At Cairo, Ill......................................... 1,000

At Boston............................................. 2,000

At New York........................................... 5,000

At Philadelphia....................................... 3,000

At Baltimore.......................................... 1,000