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at least having their names recorded among the national force as ready to serve their country when called upon in the manner prescribed by law. Hence the enrollment lists are now being corrected as rapidly as possible under existing laws. Under the call of July last quotas were assigned on the enrollment as it stood at that time, but where it has been since reduced by the correction of errors in may district a correcting reduction has been made in the quota whenever it could be done without delaying the draft.

Since July 1, 1864, 130,000 names have been added to the enrollment list, and 285,398 names stricken off. The enrollment shown the national forces not called out to November 1, 1864, to consist of 2,784,226 men.

THE DRAFTS.

THE DRAFT OF 1863.

At the draft of my last report the draft for the year 1863 - the first made under the enrollment act - was not completed,a nd its results were thereof but partially reported. A table herewith, marked I,* shows in detail the final results of that draft.

Quota actually drafted for.................................194,962

Number reported and examined, 50 per cent. additional having been drawn......................................................253,02 4

Number who failed to report................................ 39,417

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Number exempted for physical disability.................... 81,387

Number exempted for other causes under the law............. 83,500

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- 164,887

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Men held to personal service............................... 9,848

Number furnished substitutes............................... 26,002

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35,850

Number paid communication.................................. 52,287

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Total obtain............................................... 88,137

The officers as a general thing having faithfully performed their duties, the fact was established by the above record that this law, without amendment, could not be depended upon to recruit the armies.

THE DRAFT OF 1864, FOR DEFICIENCIES UNDER CALLS OF FEBRUARY 1 AND MARCH 14, 1864.

On settlement of the accounts for volunteers raised on the calls prior to April 15, 1864, the date finally designated as the time up to which the numbers required under the calls of February 1 and march 14 might be raised by voluntary enlistment, it was found that nine States were in excess of all calls, and twelve States were deficient - the deficiency amounting in the aggregate to 50,367. Drafts for this deficiency were commenced on the 1st of May, and were continued until the required number was obtained from each district or until the operations were necessarily suspended, July 31, to give place to the business under the call of July 18, 1864. This draft was made under the act approved February 24, 1864, and was conducted without serious opposition of difficulty. The results of it are shown in detail in table, marked II, herewith.*

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* Here omitted; but see Executive Document Numbers 83, House of Representatives, Thirty-eighth Congress, second possession, pp. 78-82 and 83-88.

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