Washington City, July 16, 1864.
Your telegram just received, and instructions given to muster in your regiments as requested.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, D. C., July 16, 1864.
Colonel J. H. POTTER,
Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Columbus, Ohio:
There is no illegality whatever in the draft for deficiency in subdistricts, whether the State is head or not. You can readily perceive this by reading the law. I regret that the Governor should raise such a point to prevent the completion of a draft which was commenced at his earnest solicitation. As you have suspend the draft, it is best that your orders on the subject should stand, and I therefore confirm them. Have the accounts closed up with a view to a correct settlement for future quotas.
JAMES B. FRY,
HARRISBURG, July 16, 1864.
General J. B. FRY,
Colonel Todd will be in Washington on Monday or Tuesday to compare the account kept here with yours of men furnished by Pennsylvania. Whatever may be the result, it is better that a question so delicate should be definitely settled, and I ask that no further proceeding be had until he arrives.
A. G. CURTIN.
SAINT JONES, N. B., July 16, 1864.
F. W. SEWARD,
Governor Cony has already overrated importance of rebel demonstration from New Brunswick. There are no vessels whatever, and less than a score of men. A Union man with party will give due notice of all danger.
J. Q. HOWARD,
U. S. Consul.
[JULY 18, 1864.- For Lincoln to Sherman, relating to latter's objections to opening recruiting stations near his camps, see Series I, Vol. XXXVIII, Part V, p. 169.]
Washington, July 18, 1864.
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