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Doc. 7.-General Fremont's letter. New-York, June 6, 1863. To the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Sir: I received from the War Department on the twenty-third ultimo, a copy of Gen. Butler's demand to be declared the ranking officer of the army of the United States, regular and volunteer. By your order I am informed that his demand will be referred for decision to a board of officers, and I am invited to submit any remarks which I desire to make upon the subject, and am allowed for this purpose fifteen days from the date of your order. In reply, I have to say that I do not think the question open to discussion. This is a case involving the acts of the Government, which have a binding and conclusive force, the bare statement of which is sufficient for a decision. The strength of Gen. Butler's argument rests upon the assumption that it was the President's intention to make him the senior Major-General, in consideration of his meritorious services rendered in the