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Disposition of Documents 14 to 39, accompanying the final report of the Provost-Marshal-General--Continued.

Where published.

No. Description. Se- Volu- Page.

ries me.

36 President's proclamation of Oct. --- ----

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31, 1864, admitting Nevada a.

President's proclamation of Nov. 3 4 941

19, 1864.

President's proclamation of 3 4 1002

December 19, 1864.

President's proclamation of Jan. --- ----

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10, 1865, making Saint Albana, Vt.,

a port of exportation.a

General Orders, Numbers 22, 3 4 1177

Adjutant-General's Office, Feb. 17,

1865.

President's proclamation of March 3 4 1229

11, 1865.

President's proclamation of March 3 4 1242

17, 1865.

Rewards for arrest of felons, April --- ----

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4, 1865a.

President's proclamation of April 3 5 107

11, 1865.

President's proclamation of April 3 5 107

11, 1865.

President's proclamations of April 3 4 1260

11, 1865.

Executive order of April 29, 1865. 3 5 105

President's proclamation of May 2, 1 49ii 566

1865.

Order rescinding regulations 3 5 4

prohibiting exportation of arms,

&c., May 3, 1865.

Executive order of May 9, 1865. 3 5 13

President's proclamation of May 10, 3 5 18

1865.

President's proclamation of May 22, 3 5 105

1865.

President's proclamation of May 29, 3 5 37

1865.

General Orders, Numbers 107, 3 5 49

Adjutant-General's Office, June 2,

1865.

General Orders, Numbers 110, 3 5 51

Adjutant-General's Office, June 7,

1865.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 103

13, 1865.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 37

13, 1865b.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 37

17, 1865b.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 37

17, 1865b.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 37

21, 1865b.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 106

23, 1865.

President's proclamation of June 3 5 104

24, 1865.

President's proclamation of Aug. 3 5 103

29, 1865.

President's proclamation of Oct. 3 5 125

12, 1865.

President's proclamation of April 3 5 1007

2, 1866.

37 Revised Regulations, Provost- 3 4 651

Marshal-General's Bureau, Sept. 1,

1864*.

38 Casualties in Provost-Marshal- --- ----

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General's Bureau c.

39 List of persons who put in --- ----

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representative recruits, and names

of recruits c.

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aOmitted.

bSame as May 29, 1865, with necessary changes.

cFollows herein.

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DOCUMENT Numbers 30.

Necessity for a change in the method of raising troops.

From the results of the draft above discussed and of the call preceding it for 300,000 volunteers, it became apparent that, without further legislation, the armies could not be sufficiently strengthened to prosecute the war successfully and that in the re-enforcements which had been and were being furnished a ruinous inequality was arising among the different States and districts.

The necessity for a change of system in raising troops was recognized by President Lincoln, as shown by a letter from him dated August 4, 1862, to Count A. de Gasparin, from which the following is an extract:

Hence our great Army * * * has dwindled rapidly, bringing the necessity for a new call earlier than was anticipated. We shall easily obtain the new levy, however. Be not alarmed if you shall learn that we shall have resorted to a draft for part of this. It seems strange even to me, but it is true, that the Government is now pressed to this course by a popular demand. Thousands who wish not to personally enter the service are nevertheless anxious to pay and send substitutes,

*As published with the final report of the Provost-Marshal- General, these Regulations differ in some respects from those printed in Vol. IV, this series, p. 651 et seq. A comparison with House Executive Document Numbers 1, Thirty-ninth Congress, first session, Vol. IV, Part II, p. 276 et seq, will disclose the differences.