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Sixth. The organization will not be paid by the United States unless specially ordered out by the War Department for duty, with the condition of being paid.

I am, sir, &c.,

J. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Copy to Major Judd, Wilmington, Del.)

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

August 10, 1864.

The GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS,

Boston, Mass.:

You are authorized to recruit fourteen companies of volunteers for one year's service on the same terms as the new organizations under recent call. When they are recruited and organized they will be placed under the command of General Dix until further orders, for service in the forts. Troops cannot be authorized or accepted on conditions confining their service to the limits of any State. See the law promulgated in General Orders, Numbers 15, of 1862, from the Adjutant-General's Office.*

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 10, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The assessor and collector of Cincinnati are issuing licenses to men as brokers to deal in substitutes and recruits. Under color of this these men are perpetrating gross frauds alike on soldiers and citizens. Several have been arrested, plead the license, and been discharged. There is bitter feeling on the subject. Ask the Secretary of the Treasury to suspend this action, if not repeal it, as a measure of policy, if not of principle.

JOHN BROUGH,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 10, 1864.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus, Ohio:

The Government has no contract for the Henry rifle. Let me know the name of the agent, where he is, and where his arms are.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 10, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

It is called the New Haven Arms Company, New Haven, Conn. The man here has been before me to-day. He is not an agent, but is selling on commission. He gives me a list of his sales, and agrees to deposit in the arsenal his rifles on hand; protests his loyalty, and that

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*This in reply to Andrew, of August 10, Series I, Vol. XLIII, Part I, p. 767

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