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put men in the field by draft. The subject is a deeply interesting one, and we venture to press it upon your favorable consideration.

With high respect, your obedient servant,

MOSES TAYLOR.

SAM. SLOAN.

M. H. GRINNELL.

JOHN J. PHELPS.

HENRY CLEWSW.

WM. M. EVARTS.

S. B. CHRITTENDEN.

ALEX. T. STEWART.

EDWARDS PEIRREPONT.

C. H. MARSHAL.

P. S.--Mr. Astor was ready to sign, but was absent when called on.

P. M. W.

[Inclosures.]

CITY BANK, New York, March 13, 1865.

Major DEDGE, U. S . Army,

Acting Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, New York:

SIR: I am desire by Messrs. Moses Taylor, Sam. Sloan, William M. Evarts, and others, representing a large committee of public-spirited citizens, to ask of you the favor to furnish them with a statement, brief as you may please to make it, of the number of recruits credited to this county for any fixed period during the last seven or ten days. It is the desire of the committee to show to the Secretary of War the progress making in filling the quota. The same parties have offered to furnish all the means required to pay the bounties offered by the authorities of the county. May I beg the favor of a reply in time for to-day's mail?

With high respect, your obedient servant,

PROSPER M. WETMORE.

OFFICE ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, SOUTHERN DIVISION OF NEW YORK, New York, March 13, 1865.

Respectfully returned to Mr. P. M. Wetmore.

The inclosed is a return of enlistments in the city and county of New York from the 1st to 10th instant.

H. F. BROWNSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Statement of the number of men enlisted in the city and county of New York for the ten days eding March 10, 1865.

District. Volunteers Regulars Army Navy

substitutes

Fourth 8 -- -- --

Fifth 55 -- -- --

Sixth 53 -- 1 --

Seventh 17 -- --- --

Eighth 11 -- --- --

Ninth 14 -- 1 --

Captain 144 56 21 --

Parker

Major 121 -- 21 --

Thiamin

Lieutenant 61 19 1 --

Ward

Captain -- -- -- 42

Baker

Total 484 75 45 42

Total enlisted, 646.

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