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came in this morning, but could not be included in the return of to-day without delaying the report to the Legislature until to-morrow.

I will report again to-morrow.

WM. H. RICHARDSON,

Adjutant-General.

Statement of the number of volunteer companies reported to this office to March 27, 1862.

Number of companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503

Strength at date of report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,756 Total to increase each company to 100 rank and file. . . . . . . . 16,639

MILITIA.

Number of regiments of the line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Number of regiments in counties in possession of the enemy. . . . 52

Number of regiments which have reported. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

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Number of men reported for enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44,352

Number who failed to report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,020

Number who claim exemption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,226

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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,598

[MARCH 29, 1862. -For General Orders, No. 18, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, publishing proclamation of Jefferson Davis extending martial law over certain counties in Western Virginia, see Series I, VOL. LI. Part II, p. 517.]

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, March 29, 1862.

Hon. C. G. MEMMINGER,

Secretary of the Treasury:

SIR: I am informed by Mr. Cone, the bearer of my note to you this morning, that all the requisitions for Texas, mentioned in my late letter, have been filled, except the last two in favor of Major T. S. Moise for $350,000 and $560,000, respectively, and that if requested by this Department to prefer these requisitions you can transmit the amount by Mr. Cone in part in Treasury notes and n part in bonds. As I am informed by Mr. Cone that no arrangements have yet been perfected by which bonds could be made available Texas for these purposes, I beg that you will send by Mr. Cone such portion of this amount as can conveniently be spared in Treasury notes.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, March 31, 1862.

Hon. GEORGE W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: Some weeks since, a few days before the adjournment of the Provisional Congress, Mr. Currin, of Tennessee, and myself addressed a letter to the President relative to the building of the