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specting an exchange of prisoners— Every thing that the Governor can do by prayers, entreaties, arguments, and remonstrances, to induce the Federal Government to do justice to our prisoners by instituting a proper system of regular exchanges, has been done in vain. The Federal Administration have obstinately refused to institute such a system; and it is only by individual effort that our fellow-citizens can extricate their fathers, brothers, and sons from that Southern captivity. Jan. 22.—Governor writes to Hon. Roscoe Conkling, United-States House of Representatives, and now United-States Senator:— I have received, and perused with lively gratification, your speech, delivered on the 6th inst. For its lofty eloquence, and its tribute to the valor and devotedness of our soldiers,—particularly of the men of the Fifteenth and Twentieth Regiments,—I beg to tender you the homage of respectful and hearty gratitude. Jan. 27.—Governor writes to Edwin M. Stanton, who
n as completed, were forwarded to the Army of the Potomac, and afterwards went with Grant and Meade in their advance through the Wilderness. Major-General W. S. Hancock, commanding the Second Army Corps, then on recruiting service at Harrisburg, Pa., to fill up his corps, wrote to the Governor, requesting him to use every means in his power to recruit the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-eighth Regiments, and the company of sharpshooters which were in his command. On the 22d of January, the Governor wrote to General Hancock, informing him that no efforts on his part should be wanting to fill up the regiments as he requested. He also said,— I should gladly welcome you to this State, if you should be able to come here on the recruiting business on which you are engaged, and be glad to have you address the people here in behalf of your corps. But public interest, and the stream of recruits, can be better turned towards the Second Corps by the return here of some o