under Circular No. 16, which was issued months previously and which does not permit them to strike a name off unless proof is shown that it is enrolled in some other district. Now, in many instances persons whose names are on the rolls can be proved to have permanently removed therefrom, yet it is not known where they have gone. In other cases, enrolled men have removed to the far West, the Pacific Coast, and out of the country, and it is, of course, impossible to produce any evidence of their enrollment.
In my action in this matter I have only consulted what I thought to be for the best interests of the Government, and certainly have a right to expect the cordial co-operation of the officers of the Government, and not constant obstructions and annoyances.
Requesting authority to have the names stricken off, in accordance with Circular No. 39, which you sent me.
I am, general, very respectfully, yours,
JAMES Y. SMITH.
A true copy.
N. L. JEFFRIES,
Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps.
WASHINGTON, February 4, 1865.
Brigadier General J. B. FRY,
SIR: Please furnish us the figures which fill the following table:
Total enrollment of the United States on which was apportioned the quota assigned December 23, 1864-Surplus years of service due to whole United States.
Congressional Enrol Aggre Quota Exces Quota Defic Surpl
District. lment gate July s of Decem iency us.
years 18. years ber
furni furni 19.
If the manner in which the quotas assigned December 23 be different from this please furnish the figures to us in the manner in which those quotas were arrived at by you.
WILLIAM M. TWEED,
SMITH ELY, Jr.,
Committee of the Board of Supervisors County of New York.