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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports

1864 Report

Appendix B
Correspondence

War Department
Provost Marshal General's Office,
Washington, D. C., February 22, 1864.

His Excellency
J. G. SMITH, Governor of Vermont.
Washington, D. C.

Sir: -- In reply to your inquiries, I have the honor to inform you that the enrolment act, as lately amended by Congress, requires that towns which have failed to furnish the quotas assigned them shall be drafted for the deficiencies, and the draft continued in said towns until the required number shall be obtained. The fact that a State may have furnished a number of men equal to the number of men assigned to all its towns, will not, under the present law, exempt the delinquent towns from draft.

I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
(Signed)JAMES B. FRY,
Provost Marshal General.

Official copy,
SAMUEL WILLIAMS
Secretary of C. & M. Affairs.