most respectfully request your Excellency to give me a furlough for two weeks to visit our regiments and batteries at the front: I could then have the rolls made up to the first of the next month, and bring them home with me. I have not had ‘a leave of absence’ for over two years, and I should very much like to go out and take a view of our army, and see our men; it would also aid me in writing my next annual report. We have filled all our quotas, and the business of the office is not so pressing as it has been. If your Excellency approves of my suggestions, and will grant me a leave of absence, I will start for the army some time next week, and bring home with me the back rolls.The leave asked for was granted. On his return from the army, the Adjutant-General made the following report to the Governor:—
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