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Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi. Same to Captain William Silvey, Major D. D. Perkins, Brigadier General T. G. Pitcher, Major Frederick Townsend, Major F. N. Clarke, Lieutenant Colonel J. V. Bomford, Captain W. Owens, Major Charles C. Gilbert, Major H. B. Judd, Lieutenant Colonel William N. Grier, Major H. W. Wharton, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Averill, Colonel J. H. Potter, Colonel James D. Greene, Captain John H. Farquhar, Lieutenant Colonel B. H. Hill, Major W. H. Sidell, Lieutenant J. R. Kemble, superintendents volunter recruiting service.)

INDIANAPOLIS, May 31, 1864.

(Received 8 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Can the fidelity of Governor Bramlette, of Kentucky, be relied on? It is important for me to understand this immediately. Answer by cipher.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, May 31, 1864.

Captain R. D. MUSSEY,

Nashville, Tenn.:

By direction of the Secretary of War you are authorized to recruit colored troops in Northern Georgia and Alabama. This authority to be subject to such restrictions as the commanding general of the army may find it necessary to impose.

C. W. FOSTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, June 1, 1864.

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested, as soon as he receives information from the armies of the United States, to communicate the same to the Senate during the present session, when, in his opinion, such information can be given without injury to the public interests.

Attest.

J. W. FORNEY,

Secretary.

NEAR DALLAS, [GA.,] June 1, 1864.

(Received 10.20 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have the honor to request that authority may be given me to enlist from the volunteer forces in the Army of the Cumberland that have served or are now serving as pioneers, pontoniers, or engineers, a regiment of veteran volunteer engineers, as provided for by the act of Congress passed by the House as amended by the Senate May 18, 1864. This authority is requested in order that the work may be begun at once in advance of the approval by the President and the official publication of the act.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.