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JEFFERSON CITY, May 2, 1864.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General:

Your telegram of Saturday received. I answer "No."

WILLARD P. HALL,

Governor of Missouri.

COLUMBUS, May 2, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Colonel Potton, assistant provost-marshal-general, has orders to muster only maximum regiments under the 100-days" call. The agreement of the Governors April 21 provides for musters with minimum numbers. Please have Colonel Potter's order changed immediately, as we have large numbers now in camp awaiting muster. Have reports of more than 30,000 National Guards i camp and ready for muster.

B. R. COWEN,

Adjutant-General of Ohio.

DAVENPORT, May 3, 1864.

(Received 5 a. m. 4th.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Iowa is all right. The 10,000 are coming rapidly. We intend to beat Illinois and Indiana. Hurry up arms and clothing.

W. M. STONE.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, May 3, 1864.

Governor BRAMLETTE,

Frankfort, Ky.:

Congress has just passed a bill making appropriation for short service. This Department will accept 10,000 volunteer infantry from your State for six month;'s service, reckoned from the date of mustering in of the respective regiments. The regiments to be mustered when filled to their minimum strength according to the rules and regulations of the War Department. These troops to be credited pro rata on any quota a deficiency of the draft for three-years" troops, and any person drafted to be credited for his service. The troops to be raised within twenty days from this date. I hasten immediately on the passage of the bill to notify you, and await your answer.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FRANKFORT, May 3, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON.,

Secretary of War:

The time allowed for raising six-months" men is too limited to effect much. Those section which furnish our troops would not be notified in time to complete organizations. I must therefore decline the attempt.

T. E. BRAMLETTE.

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