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OFFICE ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

Providence, R. I., December 23, 1864.

His Excellency JAMES Y. SMITH,

Governor of Rhode Island, Providence, R. I.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communication from Colonel Charles E. Bailey, aide-de-camp, saying:

I am directed to request you to cause me to be furnished with such credits as have been reported to your office since October 31, with the sum total of all credits reported to you up to this date.

Presuming that this request is that of Your Excellency, I have the honor to furnish the following statement:

Credited November 30.

Volunteer enlistments in October..................... 116

Newport News, Va.:

November 10......................................... 5

November 20......................................... 1

Department of the Gulf, in October................... 9

Naval rendezvous:

Newport............................................. 7

Do................................................. 9

Providence, October 31.............................. 5

Providence, November 10............................. 3

Boston, November 10................................. 1

---- 156

On hand and not given.

Volunteer enlistments in November.................... 63

Naval rendezvous:

Boston, November 30................................. 1

Boston, November 30................................. 1

Virginia (Eastern Division).......................... 3

Naval rendezvous:

Boston, December 10................................. 1

Newport, December................................... 7

Boston, December 20................................. 2

Volunteer enlistments in December (10th to 20th)..... 112

---- 190

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Received since October 31............................ 346

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Total number of credits given to date................ 3,869

Total number of credits due and on hand.............. 190

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. NEIDE,

Lieutenant Colonel 13th V. R. C., Actg. Asst. Prov. March General

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

Washington, D. C., February 3, 1865.

A true copy.

N. L. JEFFRIES,

Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps.

No. 2. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Providence, December 23, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel H. NEIDE,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, Providence:

SIR: Your communication of this date, in reply to one from my aide-de-camp, Colonel Bailey, is received.