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Exemptions and details in the several States.

From a recent report of C. B. Duffield, Acting Superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription, transmitted to the Senate by the President in response to a resolution, we find some interesting information on the subject of the number of persons exempted and detailed in the several States as State officers, express, telegraph and railroad employees. It is proper, before giving the results of the report of the Superintendent, to quote his remarks thereon. He says:

‘ "The results given in the statements herewith enclosed are taken from the latest monthly consolidated reports of the commandants of conscripts for the several States and special reports made by them. It is believed that these reports are as accurate as can be made, as the attention of the officers of conscription has been called to the requirements of Congress for exact information as a necessary basis for legislation. Every effort has been made by the Bureau to secure reliable information. It is found, however, that the want of intelligence on the part of enrolling officers in many instances partially defeats this object, and induces the commandants to forward reports, which special inspection proves to be inaccurate. The information called for would have been furnished at an earlier day; but, owing to the suspension of all mail facilities by the campaign of the enemy in the South, the reports required by the Bureau were greatly delayed."

Number of persons exempted as State officers.

Virginia1,894
North Carolina5,121
South Carolina307
Georgia8,229
Alabama1,330
Mississippi229
Florida119
East Louisiana20
East Tennessee39
17,288

Number of men detailed in the Southern express company.

Virginia9
North Carolina11
South Carolina3
Georgia19
Alabama6
Mississippi1
Total50

These men are detailed for sixty days from December 2, 1864.

Number of persons detailed to the telegraph company.

Virginia93
North Carolina11
South Carolina13
Georgia3
Alabama0
Mississippi0
Florida0
East Louisiana0
East Tennessee0
Total120

Number of persons exempted and detailed on Railroads.

Virginia1,327
North Carolina960
South Carolina1,126
Georgia1,332
Alabama883
Mississippi312
Florida157
East Tennessee68
Total6,165

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