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Second. That His Excellency Governor O. P. Morton be requested to forward the above resolution to the President of the United States by telegraph.

A. T. NIXON,

Chief Clerk.

By O. M. WILSON,

Assistant.

[O. P. MORTON,

Governor.]

PENNSYLVANIA EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,

Harrisburg, Pa., February 13, 1865.

The PRESIDENT:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a resolution passed by the House of Representatives of this State on the 10th February instant.

My views on the subject were expressed to you fully in my letter of the 26th ultimo.

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

A. G. CURTIN.

[Indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 27, 1865.

Respectfully referred by the President to the Honorable the Secretary of War.

JNO. G. NICOLAY,

Private Secretary.

[Inclosure.]

(Extract from the Journal.)

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Resolved, That the Executive of the State be requested to communicate with the national authorities and endeavor to effect a postponement of the draft for such period as may be consistent with the interests of the Government, to enable the quotas of the several districts, to be properly understood and adjusted, and to give additional time to fill quotas by volunteers.

A. W. BENEDICT,

Clerk House of Representatives.

PROVIDENCE, February 13, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

General Fry expressed to Mr. Jenckes and Colonel Bailey a willingness to have the time allowed for filling the quota extended, and requested me to apply to you. Please telegraph authority to delay the draft.

JAS Y. SMITH,

Governor.

WHEELING, February 13, 1865.

General J. B. FRY:

Will the time extended to allow us to fill the quota of this State by voluntary enlistments? Application made by letter on the 11th instant. Recruit are coming in rapidly.

A. I. BOREMAN,

Governor.