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given in my telegram of the 19th, and cannot be sanctioned by the Department, and I would respectfully suggest that it be immediately recalled by you.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 22, 1864.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus:

Your letter of the 14th reached here day before yesterday, having been detained on the road. General Fry has the matter in charge, and I think the matter can be arranged to meet your views. The regulations for recruiting in rebel States have been issued, and were ordered to be sent to you.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 22, 1864.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus:

Your telegram of the 20th in relation to patrol-boats on the Ohio was received, and I have been waiting for your letter, which has not yet arrived. You are hereby authorized to charter six boats for the purpose, on the most reasonable terms they can be procured. The armament will be furnished when required. You are authorized to enlist a sufficient crew and military force, or it will be detailed from forces already enlisted, as may be most advantageous. When your letter reaches me, if any further authority be required it will be given.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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

July 22, 1864.

GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS,

Boston, Mass.:

SIR: You are hereby authorized to raise ten new regiments of volunteer infantry under the call of the 18th instant for 500,000 men. The term of service will be for either one, two, or three years, as recruits may elect. The said regiments must be mustered in before September 5, 1864, in order that they may be credited on the quota of the State under the aforesaid call. Incomplete regiments and companies which fail to organize within a reasonable time will be consolidate, so as to form and be mustered in with complete regimental organizations before that date. The recruitment, organization, and musters into service will be in conformity with the requirements of the existing regulations of the War Department. Bounties will be paid in accordance with the provisions of Circulat Numbers 27, current series, from this office. Two of these regiments may be composed of colored men.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.