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reported to you in accordance with Circular Numbers 52, 1864, Adjutant General's Office, as stated in my letter of 13th instant.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

(Operator will send similar dispatch to the following acting assistant provost-marshals-general: Captain Silvey, New Hampshire; Major Austime, Vermont; Major Clarke, Massachusetts; Lieutenant-Colonel Neide, Rhode Island; Major Gilbert, Connecticut; Brigadier-General Hinks, New York City; Lieutenant- Colonel Townsend, Albany; Major Haddock, Elmira; Colonel Ely, New Jersey; Major Hayden, Philadelphia; Major Dodge, Harrisburg; Colonel Browne, Maryland; Colonel Wilcox, Ohio; Brigadier-General Pitcher, Indiana; Lieutenant-Colonel Oakes, Illinois; Colonel Alexander, Missouri.)

OFFICE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,

February 16, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: It is believed that from drafting in all the districts of Philadelphia the average number of daily recruits would not exceed 125 men. The undersigned, in behalf of the city of Philadelphia, respectfully solicits the Government to delay drafting in any of its districts so long at least as the aggregate enlistments of the city shall average that number daily, believing that the public interests will thus be better subserved than by forced additions to the Army.

I am, very respectfully,

ALEXANDER HENRY,

Mayor of Philadelphia.

We concur in the foregoing.

JNO. ASHHURST,

JNO. R. MCCURDY,

AMOS R. LITTLE,

J. G. ROSENGARTEN,

Commissioners of the City Bounty Fund.

WILLIAM S. STOKLEY,

President of Common Council.

JAMES LYND,

President of Select Council.

E. D. SAUNDERS.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 22.

Washington, February 17, 1865.

The following report to of the Board appointed by the President of the United States to examine and correct the quotas of the several States and districts, under the call for volunteers of December 19, 1864, is published for the information of all concerned:

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 16, 1865.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: The Board, convened by the following order,* have respectfully to report as follows:

The call for 300, 000 men made by the President on the 19th of December, 1864, requires that that number shall be raised. But the law requires that the num-

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*For the President's order, here omitted, see February 6 p. 1134.

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