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[Letters similar to the above sent to the acting assistant provost-marshals-general of the following-named States:

State. Quota. State. Quota.

New Hampshire. 2,072 West Virginia. 4,431

Vermont. 1,832 Kentucky. 10,481

Massachusetts. 1,306 Ohio. 26,027

Rhode Island. 1,459 Michigan. 10,026

New York. 61,076 Indiana. 22,582

New Jersey. 11,695 Illinois. 35,541

Pennsylvania. 49,583 Missouri. 13,984

Delaware. 938 Wisconsin. 12,356

Maryland. 9,142 Minnesota. 3,636

District of 2,222 Kansas. 3,636

Columbia.

The quota of Pennsylvania was subsequently reduced to 46,437, that of Illinois to 32,902, and that of Kansas of 1,222.]

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

January 24, 1865.

GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI,

Jefferson City, Mo.:

Your letter of 11th instant to General Dodge, proposing to raise six regiments of volunteer cavalry, has been forwarded to this department. Authority for additional cavalry cannot be granted, as new regiments of that arm are not needed, but if you desire to raise new regiments of volunteer infantry for general service, and without conditions as to recruitment from the Missouri State Militia, please inform me, and authority, say, for six new regiments will be promptly sent you.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., January 25, 1865.

Honorable HANNIBAL HAMLIN,

President of the Senate:

SIR: In reply to the resolution of the Senate of this date, making inquiry respecting the appointment of "a commission in each of the slave States represented in Congress, charged to award to each loyal person to whom a colored volunteer may owe service a just compensation," I have the honor to state that commissioners have been appointed in the States of Maryland and Delaware, and that in the other slave States, by the President's direction, no appointments have yet been made.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, January 25, 1865.

Honorable SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR: In answer to the resolution of the House of Representatives, dated the 17th instant, in relation to the appointment of commissioners in the slave States, to award to the owners of slaves enlisted as