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WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., September 6, 1864.

Colonel B. H. HILL,

Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Detroit, Mich.:

Your letter of August 30 in reference to draft received. No postponement of draft is authorized, but volunteers will be accepted up to latest possible moment. We must now be raising men rapidly in every district, either by volunteering or drafting, and it may be well for you to make your arrangements to draft first in those districts and sub-districts which are not trying to fill their quotas, and thus give those who are raising volunteers as much time as possible.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, September 6, 1864.

The GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA,

Saint Paul, Minn.:

This is authority from the Department to raise four new companies of infantry, as requested by you, to be completed by 15th instant.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., September 6, 1864.

Governor J. A. GILMORE,

Concord, N. H.:

Naval recruits enlisted prior to February 24, 1864, will be reduced to the three-years" basis. Those enlisted under the present call will be credited man for man.

The rule adopted in both cases is the same as the applied to any credits.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., September 6, 1864.

Captain R. I. DOGE,

Act. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Harrisburg, Pa.:

The following telegram from this office has this day been sent to C. Eyster, esq., Chambersburg, Pa., and it is made known to you for your information and guidance:

C. EYSTER, Esq.:

The Secretary of War directs me to inform you that by reason of the calamity suffered by the citizens of Chambersburg from the enemy, a draft will not at present be ordered in that sub- district.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.