Original by Telegraph Washington, D.C. April 30th 1864.
His Excellency Govr Richd Yates Springfield, Ills
Do you think it advisable to proceed to draft in the deficient sub-districts of your State so that all of them shall thus be made to fill the quotas heretofore assigned? Please answer by telegraph.
Signed James B Fry Pro. Mar General
Geo. D. Ruggles Asst. Adjt Genl
Fry James B.
Washington April 30 64
Wishes to know if Gov thinks it adviseble to Draft in deficient sub districts in this State -
no means - that the State having furnished so much more than its quota such a step would be almost revolutionary I fear