All that I can suggest that the 2,000 men represented by Rives and Kyle to be in arms, be informed that any insurrection on their part will be at once put down by the Government.
Governor of Illinois.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., March 4, 1864.
THOMAS WEBSTER, Esq.,
1210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.:
SIR: In reply to your letter of the 27th ultimo I am directed to say that you are hereby authorized to raise another regiment of infantry, to be composed of colored men, and to be mustered into the service of the United States for three years or during the war. The regiment raised under this authority will be know and designated as the Forty-third Regiment U. S. Colored Troops. The instructions heretofore given in regard to organization, musters, &c., will govern in this case.
I have the honor to be, &c.,
C. W. FOSTER,
Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers.
WHEELING, March 4, 1864.
Colonel J. B. FRY,
I have the shown a dispatch from you to Lieutenant-Colonel Darr, acting assistant provost-marshal-general of this State, requiring him to inform General Kelley of the times and places of drafting in this State, and to arrange with him for such military force as may be required. I cannot understand this, as this State has furnished more than quota of volunteer of my adjutant-general. This is to the 1st of March; by the 10th of March the excess will be over 2,000. I shall be pleased to have your understanding of the matter and to known what you yet claim.
A. I. BOREMAN,
Governor of West Virginia.
WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., March 4, 1864.
His Excellency Governor A. I. BOREMAN,
Wheeling, W. Va.;
Your telegram of to-day received. Orders have been sent this date suspending the draft.
JAMES B. FRY,