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4. An officer on duty or in hospital when he is dropped or dismissed from the military service will be paid to the date at which the order dropping or dismissing him was received at his post or hospital, if no other time be specified in the order as the date when he ceased to be an officer, and, in such case, to the date so specified.

5. An officer dismissed by sentence of court-martial will be paid to the date when the order approving the sentence was received at the post were the officer was, if no other time be specified in the sentence, or in the order promulgating it, as the termination of his service and pay.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND.

EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, D. C., March 15, 1864.

His Excellency MICHAEL HAHN,

Governor of Louisiana:

Until further orders you are hereby invested with the powers exercised hitherto by the Military Governor of Louisiana.

Truly, yours,

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Copy of commission of General Shepley and of instructions to him of June 3, 1862, sent in original of this to Governor Hahn March 16, 1864.

E. D. T.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Indianapolis, March 15, 1864.

To the PEOPLE OF INDIANA:

On the 14th day of September, 1863, a settlement was effected between the War Department and Indiana for the number of men furnished by the State, of which the following is a copy:

WAR DEPARTMENT, PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., September 14, 1864.

His Excellency OLIVER P. MORTON,

Governor State of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind.:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that the State of Indiana stands credited upon the books of the Adjutant-General of the Army with an excess of 128,501 over al the calls for troops in 1861, 1862, and 1863, up to the 4th day of June.

The qouta of the State for the present draft is 26,833. The exceed of troops heretofore furnished by it over the qouta is 1,668. There will, therefore, be on draft in Indiana under the present call for troops, and the number of 1,668 will stand to its credit in the future demands of the General Government.

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

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

On the 19th day of October, 1863, the President of the United States issued a proclamation calling for 300,000 volunteers. On the 21st day of October, 1863, I received a dispatch from the Secretary of War assigning the qouta of Indiana under this call at 18,997 men. This qouta was apportioned among the various counteis of the State upon the basis of the settlement made between the State and the