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assignment, either verbal or written, such assignment being considered fraudulent, as given without consideration.

Provost-marshals will in all cases determine that the recruit himself is the only person entitled to receive the bounty money.

D. D. PERKINS,

Major, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Prov. March General

Captain R. M. CLARKE,

Provost-Marshal Second District, New Haven.

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, New Haven, May 19, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. DIX, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the East, New York:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that in January last the General Assembly of Connecticut passed an act for the payment of a bounty to volunteers, which provides that--

There shall be paid the sum of three-hundred dollars from the treasury of this State by the paymaster-general to the order of each non-commissioned officer, musician, artificer, or private who shall enlists and be mustered into the service of the United States.

Also, that I have before me a copy of an order issued by Major D. D. Perkins, acting assistant provost-marshal-general, to the provost-marshals of the several Congressional districts in this State, by which they are--

Directed not to allow any part of the bounty money due to a recruit to be paid to a broker or otherwise diverted from the hands of the recruit himself by any assignment, either verbal or written, such assignment being considered fraudulent, as given without consideration. Provost-marshals will in all cases determine that the recruit himself is the only person entitled to receive the bounty money.

I would call your attention to the fact that the order as above quoted, which, I am informed, was issued under your authority, is in direct conflict with the statute of Connecticut, and therefore I respectfully request you to revoke or modify the same, so that it shall not apply to the payment of bounties authorized by the Legislature of this State.

I am, with high regard, your obedient servant,

WM. A. BUCKINGHAM,

Governor of Connecticut.

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, New Haven, May 30, 1864.

Major General JOHN A. DIX, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the East, New York:

GENERAL: I have the honor to request your early reply and decision upon the application for a revocation or modification of your order to the provost-marshals of Connecticut, made by this department and addressed to you on the 19th instant.

With high regard, I am your obedient servant,

WM. A. BUCKINGHAM,

Governor of Connecticut.