My Dr Sir
Your favor of the 15th is before me – I am much obliged for the copies of orders [illegible]. I suppose you have had sent you some 200 conscripts, which will prevent your being relieved from service as you requested – your Regt being in the first Army Corps is the first to be recruited with conscripts – hope you will be able to get get at least an other 200, which I think you will – altho the draft will not give to exceed 315,4000 conscripts – In the mean time remain.
Governor of Maine, Abner Coburn to A. B. Farnham [Augustus Bowman Farnham Papers]
I have the pleasure to acknowledged the receipt of the monthly return of the 16th Me Vols. for the month of July 1863. About 200 conscripts have left the date for your command which detachment has I presume matched the regiment to this. I hope more will soon follow which with the exchange of the gallant officers and men now in the hands of the enemy may restore the brave 16th to the former standard of strength.
Maine Adjutant General to A.B. Farnham [Augustus Bowman Farnham Papers]