ALS, RPB. Governor Seymour telegraphed at 9:30 A.M. on August 16: ``In view of the uncertainty as to the quotas which may be required from the several Congressional districts . . . there is a doubt by many as to whether volunteers now recruited will be available to reduce the quotas as they may be ultimately adjusted. This doubt interferes with the recruiting of volunteers. I therefore request that volunteers heretofore recruited and mustered . . . shall be accepted as substitutes for such conscripts residing in the same Congressional districts, whether now drawn or heretofore drawn, as may be designated by the State authorities. I am satisfied that such an arrangement will secure immediately a large number of volunteers.'' (OR, III, III, 681).
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