War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 0470 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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[JULY 4, 1864.-For correspondence between Stanton, Couch, and Curtin, relating to measures for protection of Pennsylvania from invasion, see Series I, Vol. XXXVII, Part II, pp.56-58.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., July 5, 1864.

Governor MORTON,

Indianapolis:

Can you raise two regiments of militia to replace the two regiments of Veteran Reserves now at Indianapolis?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., July 5, 1864.

(Received 8.30 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Governor Morton will be in Washington to-morrow, or next day, and will see you personally in regard to your telegram of this date.

A. H. SCHLOTES,

Colonel and Military Secretary.

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Frankfort, Ky., July 5, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: Major General D. W. Lindsey, inspector-general of Kentucky, has been deputed by me to see and confer with you upon some matters which we deem important to our general defenses, as well as for the defenses of the State. As General Lindsey's services in the Army have made him known to you, any further recommendation is deemed useless.

Respectfully,

THOS. E. BRAMLETTE.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., July 5, 1864.

His Excellency JOHN A. ANDREW,

Governor of Massachusetts:

SIR: Your letter of this date has been received, saying:

If it can be arranged that men who should volunteer for 100 days" service, as requested by you to-day, shall be exempted from any draft that may be ordered during such 100 days" service, I think that the men you want can be readily and rapidly raised. I do not, of course, mean that they be exempted from any future draft, but only from such as might be ordered during the term of 100 days for which they are asked. And I am disposed to believe that this would be a proper construction of the conscription law.*

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*The remainder of Andrew's letter, not quoted, reads: "I make no request, but only a suggestion, which, it seems to me, would be useful, if objections do not exist of which you may be aware, though not perceived by me on first thought."

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