STATE OF RHODE ISLAND,
OFFICE ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,
Providence, January 3, 1865.
Captain A. B. CHADSEY,
Provost Marshal, Second District, Providence, R. I.:
CAPTAIN: The attention of the acting assistant provost-marshal- general has been called to the fact that you have been, and are now daily, in the practice of communicating with His Excellency James Y. Smith, Governor of Rhode Island, on matters relating to the business of the Provost-Marshal-General's Bureau in the State of Rhode Island, to the detriment of the service of the United States. You are hereby expressly and peremptorily forbidden to hold any conversation with, or transact any business with, His Excellency James Y. Smith, Governor of Rhode Island, or any of his staff, or any member of the State Government of Rhode Island, except such as has been already ordered and countenanced by the acting assistant provost-marshal-general, without the special consent and approval of the acting assistant provost-marshal- general.
Upon the first breach of violation of this order being made known to the acting assistant provost-marshal-general you will be placed under arrest and subjected to a suspension from duty to await the action of the Provost-Marshal-General.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant Colonel 13th V. R. C., and A. A. Prov. March General
PROV. March 'S OFFICE, SECOND DIST. OF RHODE ISLAND,
Providence, January 9, 1865.
I hereby certify the above to be a true copy of the original.
A. B. CHADSEY,
Captain and Prov. March, Second District of Rhode Island.
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
Providence, January 11, 1865.
CHAS. E. BAILEY,
Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.
A true copy.
N. L. JEFFRIES,
Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps.
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND,
PROVOST-MARSHAL'S OFFICE, SECOND DISTRICT,
Providence, January 5, 1865.
GOVERNOR: I have the honor to acknowledge Your Excellency" communication of his date, asking the loan of a circular received at this office from the Provost-Marshal-General of the United States relating to quotas.
It would afford me the highest pleasure personally to comply with Your Excellency's request, but having received an order from Colonel H. Neide, acting assistant provost-marshal of Rhode Island, expressly and peremptorily forbidding me to hold any conversation with, or transact any business with, Your Excellency, shall feel obliged to