War of the Rebellion: Serial 125 Page 0648 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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DAVENPORT, IOWA, August 30, 1864.

Brigadier General J. B. FRY:

I understood that our schedule of counties should be adopted. An examination since my return satisfies me that justice cannot be done us without, as you kept no account with counties prior to October, 1863, and most of our excesses are before that time.

Please instruct Major Duncan to adopt it and give us time to arrange it. With this and a little extension I will hope to raise our number of volunteers.

WM. M. STONE.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 31.

Washington, D. C., August 31, 1864.

Deserters from the rebel army are not subject to enrollment or draft, nor are they acceptable as substitutes or recruits.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

NOTE.-Amended circular.-The one of the same number previously issued to be destroyed.

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

Washington, D. C., August 31, 1864.

His Excellency Governor STONE,

Davenport, Iowa:

I have ordered Major Duncan to adopt your schedule by counties and assign quotas accordingly, and to work day and night so as to complete it before the 5th of September. Please see that he received full assistance and support from the State authorities.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

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

August 31, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS,

Fort Leavenworth, Kans.:

This is authority for you to raise a company of Indians for not less than one year's service, to act as scouts. Recruitment, organization, and musters to conform in every respect to existing regulations. Foregoing in answer to your indorsement of 7th instant on letter of Indian Agent Pratt.

JAS. B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

HDQRS. PROVOST-MARSHAL, SECOND DIST. OF KENTUCKY,

Owensborough, Ky., August 31, 1864.

Major W. H. SIDELL,

Actg. Asst. Prov. March General of Kentucky, Louisville:

MAJOR: I had the honor on the 29th instant to telegraph to you the condition of these headquarters. The damage done to the papers of the office is slight, as far as is yet known, though they were scattered in every direction.