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strength under the regulations governing. The troops are to be raised within twenty days from date of yesterday. Acknowledge receipt.

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

CONFIDENTIAL.] WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., May 4, 1864.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus:

General Grant crossed the Rapidan this morning and is moving on Lee. Sherman moved to-day on Johnston from Chattanooga. Another army will move to-morrow. Your force cannot be ready for the field too so. Let me know whatever is wanted and it will be supplied.

EDWIN. M. STANTON.

(Same to Governor Morton, Indianapolis; Governor Yates, Chicago; Governor Stone, Iowa; Governor Lewis, Wisconsin.)

SENATE CHAMBER, May 4, 1864.

[Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:]

MY DEAR SIR: I beg to call your attention to a communication of Governor Andrew with reference to troops doing garrison duty in Massachusetts.

Faithfully yours,

CHARLES SUMNER.

[Inclosure.]

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, EXECUTIVE DEPT.,

Boston, May 2, 1864.

Honorable CHARLES SUMNER,

U. S. Senate:

SENATOR: I will be much obliged if you will read the written communication which has been officially address to me by the adjutant-general of this Commonwealth, and then present it to the Secretary of War with any remarks which it may occur to you to make, if the views therein expressed shall meet with your concurrence.

I have the honor to remain, very truly, your obedient servant,

JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor of Massachusetts.

[Sub-inclosure.]

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Boston, May 2, 1864.

His Excellency JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor and Commander-in-Chief:

GOVERNOR: Orders have been received to forward the battalion and unattached companies of heavy artillery doing, garrison duty at the several forts in this Commonwealth, also the two companies at Galloup's Island. Seven of these companies have already left the State. One is at Fort Independence, but will be sent forward to- day, or as soon as relieved by the company of militia commanded by Captain