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Allegany County, New York
Civil War Newspaper Clippings

For the Reporter.
PREAMBLE AND RESOLUTIONS,
Adopted at a meeting of the Union League of Alfred, Allegany County, N. Y. Aug. 8, 1863.
PREAMBLE.
Whereas, There seems to be a secret combination of the sympathizers with the Slaveholders' Treason, to resist the conscription act and to thwart the Government in its action to execute that law and
Whereas, The case of Geo. W. Chadwick of this town, in representing himself as the only son of an aged and infirm parent, dependent on his daily labor for support, within the meaning of the statute, is a most flagrant case of the action of such combination to avoid the execution of the law and nullify its effects, to defraud the Government, and to do injustice to loyal citizens liable to the draft; therefore
Resolved, That it is the duty of the Board of Enrollment, and of all loyal citizens, to use all honorable means in their power, to bring the guilty parties to justice.
Resolved, That the action of the Board in summoning those whom they ascertain to have been exempted from the draft by fraudulent representations, to appear before them for a rehearing, gives fair promise of dealing out justice.
Resolved, That the practice of lobbying for pay, to secure the exemption of such as have no just and valid excuse, is an imposition on the Board, renders the law unpopular with the masses, savors strongly of disloyalty to the Government, and, when successfully practiced to any considerable extent, leads to suspicion of complicity on the part of the Board, and should, therefore, be at once discontinued by all.
Resolved, That the practice of giving private examinations by the Surgeon of the Board, for a valuable consideration, is creating much dissatisfaction, subjecting the Board to censure, and should be immediately discontinued.
Resolved, That we sympathize with the Board in the difficult and arduous duties devolving upon them, and that we will, as every loyal citizen should, use our best efforts to sustain them in the upright and faithful discharge of those duties.
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing Resolutions be furnished to each of the following papers, viz: Angelica Reporter, Genesee Valley Free Press, and Elmira Advertiser, and their publication solicited.
IRA SAYLES,
Cor. Sec'y pro tem.

PERSONAL—Captain Andrew J. McNett formerly of this city, who has served two years in the war, has been authorized by Gov. Seymour to raise a regiment in Alleghany county. The appointment is an excellent one.

RESIGNED.—Col. J. W. Dininny arrived at his home in this village on Sunday last, having been compelled to resign his command on account of the failing of his eyesight.—Addison Adv.

THE DRAFT.
The following is a list of the names of those drafted in this county, under the late call of the President for three hundred thousand men:

ANGELICA—Linus Wilcox Jr, James Irving, Silas Smith, Frank Campbell, W W Brundage, C P Arnold, Walter C Hooker, G D Miller, J Busbee, Joshua Davis, H Phillips, John Cashore, W Penroy, Lewis Hooker, Daniel Wier, John Barnetson, John Roth, John Trotter, Rev J B Knott, John Carl, M Hogan, Nathaniel Wier, G Royce, A W Chamberlain, O Sculley, Wilson Wier, Harrison Philips, Edwin Baretson, Peter Moss, Thomas Coots, John Dudley, Beuj Burns. Geo Peirson.

AMITY—Isaac S Lewis, John L Lewis, Lyman A Stillman, John Thomson, John P Merril. Hugh Doner, Mark's Leilons, Ira Outhouse, Willard Hogland, James Slater, Leman R Lewis, Anions F Curry, Thad. Remington, Henry G Adams, G L Jadwin, James Carney, Dan' Sortore, Rob't E Middaugh, Jason Hall, John Simons, Chauncy Doty, Bascom A Gault, John E Crandall, Isaac M Brown, Rich'd Fitzgerald, Pat. Mehan, Cha's Fortner, Jno. A Simons, Geo S Williams, Rob. H Corbin, Jacob S Ames, Wm. C Bingham, Wm S Webster, Alvisa Hall, Dan'l M Burdick, Andrew Langdon, George Spaulding, Harvy Spaulding, H B Whitcom, Wm Basher, Freman, J Davis, Oscar Beebe, L M Masden, Geo W Putnam, Cha's J Davis, Frank D Rathbun, Augustus Miller, Timothy Dunavin, C Ainton, Wm A Simons, Geo D Boyd, J a s H Fairbanks, Morillus W Sortore, Cha's H Williams, H W Mossman, Rob't L White.

ANDOVER—Orlando Derpy, Wm C Lever, H T Stephens, Spencer Scribner, Milton Williams, C L Van Sickle, Litus Baker, William Hardy, Richard Perkins, Wm A Clark, Moses Kemp, Austin Kemp, A Brown, Joseph Parshall, P Pardon, Ed Everett, Chas Diffin, Pat O'Donnell, Peter Gilden, Ben Cole, Jacob Hand, Marion Boyham, Stephen Cole, James Pardon, John Lombert, Henry Harpse, Lorenzo Hunt, Lorenzo Scribner, Belos Baker, Loren Pingery, B F Brown, John Kemp.

Alma—Luke G Crandall, Luman Elliot, Joseph P West, Ittear J Elliot, Luke Warren, Enoch Farnham, Wm T Johnson, Van Buren Barren, David Clair, Lewis C Burdick, Henry Elliot. John R McDonald, Isaac W Pendleton, Francis M Fox, Martin M Crandall, Thomas Morrison, Chas M Elster, William H Lyon, Simeon B Smith, Geo W Hall.

ALFRED.—P Thomas, J O'Harra, O D Sherwood, W R Maxon, A J Allen, G G Green, A B Sherman, J w Potter, J M Lewis, S whitford, J S Kenyon, W E Callow, H A Lewis, C C Burdick, O C Green, S S Hamilton, A H Spencer, O D Burdick, T A Burdick, S C Burdick, A C Potter, S Sisson, H C Pettibone, A Stillman, A E Cotrice, J P Lambert, G Cornelius 2d, E E Doty, L W Collins, C H Baker, D S Allen, J D Green, J N Kemp, E N Green, W L Witter, K Niler, L Cartwright, D K Davis, G W Chadwick.

ALLEN.—w Sanborn, E Davis, w M Hart, E W Taft, E Stockwell, T T Baldwin, E Bacon, J D Wright, m R Benjamin, E Manning, G St John, W S Vincent, J M Davis, J Classer, C H Harris, E Bennett, H Atherton, A N Marion, M G Cline, O L white.

ALMOND.—A J Allen, L S Anderson, John Stewart, W Major, E O Phinney, S P Catrel, H Gavins, A Berry, G Prior, L W Bowman, B McLease, W Wentworth, C M Lease, B Miles, R Johnson, P B Perkins, S Fairchild, E P Stillman, S R Karr, J N Farnsworth, J W Karr, A Larkin, E Whitney, H Wilson, P G Parsons, W W Hathaway, J H Straight, J Butter, J L Corey, Geo Youngs, W Weaver, C M Prior, A R Wright, W Fisher, A C Burdick, Ira Whittaker, D S Fitch, W Hosley, J Norton, C R Brink, F Sanford, W Goff, J C Vincent, Joseph Vincent, J Burdick, W Burdick, C White, C C Wilcox, W T Lindsay, R Lindsay, O J Gardner, G W Fitch.

BOLIVAR—Wm. B Davidson, Peter Cornwell, Lagrange R Andrews, Chas G Knight, Emery J Willard, Lucius Hover, Alanson Scott, Henry Buckley, Willis E Fay, John Frazer, Melvin A Burdick, Alvin Hughs, Martin V Comstock, Wm H Stratniel, David Roberts, John Hughes, Geo H Hoyt, David Barnes, Albert S. Hanchet, David H Gardner, John W Covey, Riley Fairchilds, Uriah W Stratton, Geo B Woodard, Chas B Davie, Hiram W Eaton, Darius A Newton.

Burns—John N Kennedy, Ambrose Bacon, Charles W Hartman, Zenas L Gilbert, Henry Wheeler, Henry S Karnes, Lorenzo Robins, Allen R Bull, John Greenfield, Warren B Wentworth, Willard T Bailey, Daniel Babcock, Robert R Roup, Charles Smith, Geo T Carpenter, Pat Callighan, Simon Hall, Edward Taylor, William Wirt, John Thomas, Albert Leonard, Elijah B Leonard, Frederick Bacon, Lewis Stewart, Nicholas V Mundy, Zenas Bullock, W W Whitney, Martin Brown, A B Cruttenden, A B Hawes, S B Corey, Jas Boylan, John Pratt, David H Miller, Vespasian Whipple.

BIRDSALL.—W H Benjamin, A Phiney, J Russell, J B Lippencott, Ira Loundsbury, D Lippencott, J Newton,W Young, M McNiel, P Duffey, S Davidson, C Stockwell, G Starkweather, R Scholes, W B Selwer, P C Doveel, P Featherson.

BELFAST.—A P Hanks, M D Shuart, G Mulford, Wm McAllister, E Eastwood, S A Mapes, E Seely, W W Byrns, D Clapp, A Royce, J H Sandert, J B Ford, _ Lounsbery, B Willis, E Buckley, J Adams, T O'Keefe, G M Wright, A G Angel, M Dumfred, N Sumner, A Brainard, J W Shippy, C Lounsbury, J Marion, T Castelo, C M Gleason, S Gilford.

CANEADEA.—C Eaton, T McCorrah, M Conner, D Breece, E Breece, E Stephens, C L Petterson, A J Parker, J R McDonald, M Murry, J A Jackson, S Davis, Jr., Ensign, C Peckham, C Clark, B C Bacon, A W Johnson, G VanBuren, J Armstrong, J Q Mills, A L Franklin, J O Lyle, A J Cross, J Copeland, Wm Vandresser, Wm H Way, J Franklin, M Marona, A W Johnson, Geo Stephens, H D VanCampen, E Ballard A O Benjamin, H Leet, E K Sweatland, J Q Madison, H Palmer, R E Church, J O Hutchens, J A Griffin, P Hogan, J B Curtis, A Anderson, M Mc Namara, H H Parker, T Lansing.

CENTERVILLE—J Roberts, J W Weaver, D Vezy, P Hanks, C H Ayres, D M Howes, S Simons, R D Damon, J Fish, W A Daine, J Ellis, W H Jones, J Stacy, W Gibby, A Allen, M Cadwell, J B Pelton, G G Crowell, H H Haskins, T Brown, M McKenon, E Butterfield, Q Clark, A G Morse, J Gaits, G Foot, Z Burlingame, W Edwards, O Hatch, L Weaver, A M Crowell, H P Hopkins.

CLARKSVILLE.—Amos S Bent, Elm Springer, Chauncy R Elwood, Josiah Ferrington, Bobert C Wright, Geo P Keeler, Ira A Champlin, Joshua T Butts, Joseph McDugal, Henry E Prindle, Geo Lafevre, Horace Foster, Addison Southworth, Samuel Lafevre, Wm D Dye, Geo Peckham, Daniel H Taylor, Avery Peckham, Norman LaBar, Wm H Sefton.

CUBA—Henry Allen, Sampson Friendley, Wm H Bartholomew, Alonzo Bradley, Geo W Hoyt, Lyman Saulsbury, Chas Dekay, Solmon Abbot Jr, Conley S Campbell, James Davidson Jr, Solomon J Bradley, James Orinseles, Benjamin Ashley, Emmons S Pierce, Albert S Gregory, John Moses, Rodolphus Talcott, John Curtis, Henry Smith, Franklin Ingles, Frank G Stebbins, Robert E Wilcox, Geo Farr, Samuel Ingles, Asa Byron, John Pennard, Theodore Friendley, Atchison Dayton, Welcome Cole Jr, Geo W Bemis, Lorenzo D Sisson, Richard D Charles, Alonzo C Bartholomew, Henry Haynes, John Moran, Robert Hermance, David Graves, Hiram E Hauley, Francis M Grove, Samuel Beecher, G H Ebenoy, Russell T Thurston.

FRIENDSHIP.—Seymour Story, Chas R Evans, Oscar M Coats, James Vergason, Marquis S Mills, Joseph Mix, Josiah M Utter, Calvin C Hyde, Derausiel Potter, Stephen F Gardner, James R Renwick, Jonathan T Wickson, Paul B Clark, Gasper Fibush, Geo l Worden, Elisha H Crane, Henry Hickox, Hubbard Cotton, Francis McLaughlin, Jr., Zenas Wise, Noadiah Adams, Elisha L Browning, James H Groham, John W Lambert, Dana Mathews, Chester Scott 2d, Thomas Burt, Dana S Clark, Robert Broaden, James McClure, Edwin J Strong, James B Hyde, Franklin Morton, Lyman Green, Chas Kinney, Rufus S Farr, Wm A Dayton, Sidney P Morse, Ansel Camron.

GENESEE—Albert K Crandall, John H Coon, Wesley Hathaway, Joseph Dunbar, Eugene K Burdick, Danforth A Fairbanks, John P Kenyon, Palmer Hewitt, James M Keller, Andrew Bradford, Phineas V Maxson, Chas H Wales, Russell Prindle, Warren W Jaynes, Benjamin W Blossom, Horace Walton, John Holley, John N Booth.

GROVE—O Brewer, G Whealright, E Mabel, M Pitts, H F Campbell, H E Marsh, G W R Fay, F M Parker, W Havens, F Bardwell, G Lavender, C J Steat, H Ailer, _ H Anthony, C G Lowell, S W Gray, J C Thomas, Geo White.

GRANGER.—S G Kingsbury, E Winchell, H Isaman, C Jennings, G H Cole, J W Lockwood, C G Anderson, B Lee, G Mack, W C Bates, J Smith, H Smith, O Hickley, W Walbridge, J W Bullock, W P Brooks, J Bently, J Strickland, G Allen, M Scott, G Bennett, S G Brundage, F Randall, G C Smith, E Snyder, W Moses,

HUME—F Butterfield, A A Hamar, J Benton, A Burr, D Clark, G E Doud, M M Mills, G H Bristol, D C Alby, J D Shoats, W N Whitbeck, H Ayres, H Green, J O Clark, A F Whitney, W W Wells, H F Dane, H W Rice, W H Russell, W Wood, J M Rice, C w Coleman, L Peck, O Crocker, L Van Aken, E Sherf, T Peck, P McKail, A Dewey, H Streeter, R Skiff, G W Colburn, S D Thurston, D D Nye, F Lafoy, E Mack, N Myers, H C Ladd, P Quinn, J Stockwell, D Barrows, B Curtis, J Lafor, A Lapp, T M Hammond, C Miner, R Sweet, C H Flanagan, L Palmer, C Clark.

INDEPENDENCE—E R Hazeltine, Charles S Lee, Benj F Langeon, Talbert Wildeman, James Wilcox, Albert L Neal, Calvin B James, Henry Forsyth, Geo A Green, Theodore Cobb, Norman W Lewis, Murray Richmond, Henry H Cobb, John F Teater, Geo A Forsyth, F M Reynolds, Peter Perry, Geo B Langdon, Joseph E Calkins, George W Rose, David B Watson, Reuben Fish, Elias Ketchum, Ranson L Briggs, George L Blackman, Landrena P Lewis, Simeon H Spencer, George Culver.

NEW HUDSON.—Hiram Clayson, Jas W Miner, Jesse Slocum, Isaac L Gee, Wm M Lane, John Bliven, Chester F Perry, Melvin Crabb, Ja's H Bullard, Moses Gee, Cha's M Bell, Edward Clark, C W Swift, Chauncy F. Williams, Tho Simons, Rufus Marsh, John A O'Conner, Frank Burlingame, Franklin Ingles, Edward Comfort, John W Mason, Levi Rogers, Willard Carpenter, Nelson P Marsh, Joseph Fox, Philo B Taylor, Robert B Dolph, W Rose, Otis Allen, George Gage, Jas Vanfleet, James M Gere.

Scio—Franklin Thomas, Alfred Cooley, Moses W Rood, Simeon Rogers, James S Benedict, William Brady, Harland Thomas, Wm Duke, John Sullivan, Lewis Elliott, Richard Ready, Andrew J Applebee, Elijah Swift, Devillo, Elliott, Hezekiah Woodard, Hiram Peterson, Thos S Woodard, Joseph Shonham, Jas Wilber, Webster D Peltys, George R Potter, Edward C Elwell, Leroy Hermance, Archibald Wade, Josepn Drake, Geo Smith, Rufus V Gillett, John H Black, Ebenezer J Norton, Benj Johnson, Giles Browning, Thomas Emerson, Barton T Earley, Wm Voss, Lewis D Browning, Jonathan A Elsworth, Lorin D Brewster, Olin D Browning, Chas A England, John Clear, Jasper White, Lorenzo M Neff, George Brooks, Edward C Elwell, George Apsey, John Meek, Henry Mangin, John Clark.

WELLSVILLE—Levi Zimmer, Wm H Miller, John Cuytler, Tho F Russell, Chr Frederick, James O'Leary, Wm J Crane, Joshua S Clark, Merritt Mackin, Plin_ Parker, Chauncy Farrand, John Gallman, Lewis Mackin. John Frey, W H Coats 2d, Romanzo Wells, Ira M Mosher, Edward Indo, John Porter, Harry Gilbert, Hiram J Torry, W H Fuller, Walter J Simpson, Edward Mackin, Geo Roosa, Walter J Wright, John Arnold, James Roach, Jas Swift, Peter Shaffer, Rufus Young, Chas Hone, Uriah Goodnough, Wm Lee, Moses Stern, George Hale, Bart J Coats, Chr Renike, John Reme, Chauncey C Isabell, Henry Hallett, Chas M Wilder, Harrison S Woolsey, Jas B Bray, Andrew Millard, John McGurk, Willoughby Sewell, Eugene McCarty, Samuel Carpenter, Henry Allen, Morris Welch, Wm B Hone, Robt H Mason, Chas A England, Frank T Fisher, Henry Gray, Edward Griffin, Wilson Gray, Patrick Higgins, Geo Rowland, Arthur H Moulton, Reuben C Morgan, Jere Mallory, Henry Ray, Henry Mathias, Edward Pomeroy, Daniel H Orvis.

WIRT—Geo E Ferris, Henry J Morris, Daniel E Cornell, Ira Putnam, David B Merriman, Addison Evans, Stephen Mayhee, Bemis Buckley, Dennis Vars, Clark M Kenyon, Henry J Wightman, Geo M Merriman, Freeman Davis, Nathaniel W Lester, Wm H Parmer, Jas J Ostrander, Benjamin F Stanton, Wm M Case, Aaron B Hotchkiss, Orlando Burdick, Darius Ketcham, Sedwick Woolstrum, DeWitt C Willard, Clark Leonard, Orrin C Rogers, Tho J Applebee, Jas M Applebee, Wm C Applebee, John T Ballard, Chauncy O Parmer, John Bessey, David Dodson, Lewis L Tracy, Luman J Cleveland Jr.

WILLING—Francis A Kenson, David E Hoard, Geo W Burlingame, Wm Edwards, Herman Elliott, Jas Cunningham, Dugal C White, Edwin D Perkins, Jared G Caple, Nathan W Stephens, Bryan McGennis, Asa Champlain Jr, Lorenzo Witter, Eli Gardner, Lyman K Fulton, Willoughby M Philips.

WARD—Carly Williams, I N Easton, J McGoverne, H P Easmand, S E Hurd, S Black, P Baker, B Black, E P Burdick, G Bliven, J Lockby, J H Black, B Bennett, I White, J Austin, J Lusk, N W H Dooner, O Reynolds, P Doregon, E Sprague, G P Worden, Wm G Tucker.

WEST ALMOND.—R Warner, H Dunning, V Arnold, N Lord, M Rose, D Vernoy, E C Hawks, W Weaver, J Blin. _ Adams, J McElroy, 1st, G West, A J Arnold, W Knight, O A Fuller, D White, M Martin, M Coot, P Hamilton, C Farnum, J Hadsal.

This completes the draft for this county, except for the town of Rushford, which has, for some reason, been postponed for a few days.

OLD ABE'S MILITIA.—The drafted men from the town of Independence, Allegany Co. reported at head-quarters yesterday. The result of the examintion [sic] is worthy of mention. There were twenty-eight men drafted. Of these, one is in jail, and did not show himself. The lucky fellow will escape. Of the remaining twenty-seven, no less than thirteen were exempted on account of physical disability, one for having parents dependant upon him for support, one furnished a substitute, ten concluded to pay the $300 required for commutation, and two thought perhaps they would go, but are holding the matter open for further consideration. They do not propose to act rashly in the premises.
These figures are suggestive. Nearly every other man is exempted for physical disability, and those who are not, almost universally commute.  Precisely one-fourteenth report for service, unless the two men should conclude not to go into camp.
How long will it take to procure an army at this rate? By the way, who has the contract for supplying drafted men with "fodder?" It is evident that provision should be made on a magnificent scale. Let ample supplies be laid in.
Great chances for substitutes. Who will take the $300, advance pay, Government bounty, &c.—Now is your time.

A WHITE SUBSTITUTE FOR A BLACK CONSCRIPT,—BENJAMIN JOHNSTON, a colored man was drafted from the town of Scio, Allegany county. Mr. Johnston reported at the Provost-Marshal's office in this village, on Friday last, and offered an able-bodied white man as a substitute. He was examined and accepted, has been sworn into service, and is now in the barracks as the substitute for Mr. JOHNSTON.
It seems to us that if a black man may hire a white man for a substitute, a white man ought to be allowed to hire a black man for a substitute. It is a poor rule that won't work both ways. The present arrangement gives the "nigger" an advantage over the whites, since he may hire from any color or race. We present this case for the consideration and indignation of our copperhead friends. It is another evidence of the "rank inequalities" of the Conscript Law, and perfectly conclusive on the point, which has heretofore been doubted by some, that this is a "war for the nigger."—Elmira Advertiser.

A colored man from Alleghany Co. who was drafted has hired a white substitute who was accepted by the Enrolling Board at Elmira. The Advertiser thus facetiously comments on this incident:
"It seems to us that if a black man may hire a white man for a substitute, a while man ought to be allowed to hire a black man for a substitute. It is a poor rule that won't work both ways. The present arrangement gives the "nigger" an advantage over the whites, since, he may hire from any color or race. We present this case for the consideration and indignation of our copperhead friends. It is another evidence of the "rank inequalities" of the Conscript Law, and perfectly conclusive on the point, which has heretofore been doubted by some, that this is a "war for the nigger."

In obedience to the call, Allegany Co. reported at the Provost Marshal's office yesterday, a lurge [sic] number of her drafted sons.

Twenty-nine drafted men passed their surgical examination yesterday, from the town of Independence, Allegany co. To-morrow three or four towns will be disposed of, now that the work has been fairly inaugurated. The names of the exempted yerterday [sic], will be found in another place.

Wm. T. Post, Esq., having resigned the office of Commissioner of the Board of Enrollment, Capt. James H. Miles, of Addison has been appointed to fill his place. Capt. Miles went out with the 107th Regiment, but was compelled to resign on account of ill health.—Elmira Advertiser.

List of Drafted men in Allegany County exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York.

ALFRED.
John O'Hara, alienage; Geo G Green, father of motherless children; Jerome M Potter, only son of infirm parents; Isaac M Lewis, contracted chest; Jarvis S Kenyan, epileptic fits; Wm S Callow, asthma; Sylvester S Hamilton, distortion of right wrist; Albert H Spencer, two members of family in service; Hanson C Potter, father of motherless children; Sihar Sisson, idiocy; Albert E Cottrell, only son of widow; John P Lambert, diseased lungs; Gabriel Cornelius 2d, idiocy; Elisha E Doty, hemoptysis; Loren W Collins, scrofulous ulceration of the skin; Silas O Burdick, loss of teeth; James N Kemp, idiocy; Edward N Green, loss of teeth; Robert Miles, tuberculosis; Geo W Chadwick, only son of aged parents.

ALMA.
I. J. Elliott, fracture of coracoid; L. C. Burdick, parylysis [sic] of left great toe from a wound of the ankle; H. Elliott, fracture of coracoid process of right shoulder; T. Morrison, varicose veins; Wm. H. Lyon, atrophy of the bowels.

List of drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, up to July 27, 1863.

ALMOND.
Andrew J. Allen, tuberculous.
John B. Stewart, loose cartitage [sic] knee joint.
Elia Phinney, general debility.
S. P. Cathell, fracture elbow.
Paul B. Perkins, general debility.
Samuel Karr, asthma.
Albert Larkin, loss of teeth.
Edwin Whitney, asthma.
Francis Parsons, general debility.
W. H. Hathaway, loss of teeth.
Joseph Straight, stiff toe.
Joseph L. Corey, general debility,
George Youngs, fractured ribs.
Wm. Fishbee, general dibility.
A. C. Burdick, deformed under jaw and lame hip.
W. Hazley, loss of three toes.
Wm. D. Goff, general debility.
John C. Vincent do
Wm. T. Lindsay, contracted chest.
Geo. W. Fitch, deformed chest.
Leroy S Anderson, only son of widowed mother.
Alvin Berry, chronic bronchitis.
Cha's McLease, ulcerated rectum.
Russell Johnson, Insanity,
Samuel Fairchild, temporary insanity.
David S. Fitch, election of parents.
Richard Lindsay, alien.
Owen J Gardiner, two members family in service.

WARD.
John McGovern, fractured Femir.
Solomon Black, contraction of toe.
John Lockaby, loss of index finger right hand.
Jeremiah Austin, loss of sight of right eye.
Nelson W. Collins, two members of family in service.
Obrien Reynolds, unsuitable age.
Ezra Sprague, loss of sight of right eye.
Geo. P. Worden, two members of family in serv.
William T. Tucker, Tuberculosis.
S. M. HARMON,
Capt'n. and Provost Marshal, and
President Board of Enrollment.

AMITY.
Mark Silvius, deafness; Chas J Davis, ingenial hernia; James Slater, do; Joseph Fairbanks, do; Wm A Simmons, deafness and general debility caused by disease of kidneys; Morillia W Sortore, ingenial hernia; Amos F Curry, unsuitableness of age; Wm Hoagland, non-resident; John Thompson, loss of teeth; Thad Remington, atrophy of liver; George L Ladwin, curvature of spine; Robt E Middaugh, unsuitableness of age; Chauncey Doty, general debility; Isaac M Brown, father of motherless children; Robt H Corbin, three
members of family in service; William S Webster, general debility; Alvinza Hall, contracted chest; Danl M Burdick, general debility; Wm Bosher, father of motherless children; Sumner M Warden, eruption on body; Geo W Putnam, unsuitable age; Francis D Rathbun, irreducible dislocation of left elbow; Augustus Miller, father of motherless children; Charles H Williams, unsuitable age; Henry W Moseman, paralysis of toe on left foot.

ANDOVER.
Wm. C. Lever, organic disease heart; H. T. Stephens, loss of left great toe; Spencer Scribner, chronic disease of kidney; M. Williams, broken arm; T. Baker, general debility; P. Gilden, aged and infirm parents; M. Baphom, general debility; John Lambert, diseased lungs; John Harpse, chronic disease of kidney; L. D. Hunt, aged and infirm parent; L. Pingary, loss of teeth; B. F. Brown, dislocation of right clavicle; J. H. Kemp, deformed foot.

ANGELICA.
Wilson Wier, general debility; John Busby, do; Nathaniel Wier, do; Silas T Smith, scrofulous ulceration of neck; Geo B Pierson, general debility; Lewis S Hooker, hemorrhage of the lungs; John Cashore, two members of family now in service; John Barnetson, father of motherless children; John B Knott, alienage; Peter Moss, do; Charles P Arnold, general debility; Harrison Philips, election of mother; Fred S Campbell, unsuitableness of age; Pohn Roth, only son of indigent parents; Benjamin Burns, do; John L Dudley, deformed right knee; Owen Sculley, curvature of spine; Joshua Davis, loss of teeth; Walter E Hooker, atrophy of right leg.

BOLIVAR.
G. H. Hoyt, general debility; Emery J. Millard, catarshal phtisis; Alanson Scott, great toe crossing the other toe with great pressure; W. H. Stratton, organic disease of the heart; A. S Hanchett, loss of teeth; G. B. Woodard, left hip joint diseased; R. Farchild, fracture of light femer; H. W. Eaton, diseased left lung; C. G. Knight, total loss of right eye; D. Barnes, organic disease of stomach.

CUBA.
Robert E. Wilcox, tuberculoses in lungs Asa Bryam, fracture of right elbow; Chas. Gilford, purulent oterrhoea; Lorenzo D. Sisson, tuberculoses right lung; Richard D. Charles, splay foot; Albert L. Gregory, impaired motion of elbow; Rodolphns Talcott, secondary syphilis; Frank G. Stebbins, general debility and under size; Russell T. Thurston, stiff left toe.

FRIENDSHIP.
Seymour Strong, idiocy; Jonas Gergason, extensive cicatrix on right foot; Derauziel Potter, loss of teeth; James R Renwick, perishing of left fore arm caused by division of ulnar nerve; Casper Fiebush, alienage; George L Worden, loss of teeth; Elisha H. Crane, diseased lungs; Henry Hickox, general debility; Hubbard Cotton, fracture of clavicle; Francis McLaughlin, father of motherless children; Zenas Wise, loss of teeth; Elisha L Browning, general debility; Dana Mathews, running of left ear; Chester Scott 2d, only son of widow; Dana S Clark, fracture of elbow; Robert Breadon, two members of family in service; Franklin Moreton, non-resident; Rufus S Farr, stiff great toe.

GENESEE.
Warren W. Jaques, loss of teeth; John P. Booth, impaired action of elbow joint.

GROVE.
Omar Brewer, loss of index finger and two others; Godfrey W Swender, deformity of left hip and short leg; Henry Ailor, deformity of lower jaw; Fernando Barto, general debility; Washington Havens, father of motherless children under 12 years of age.

INDEPENDENCE.
Edwin R. Hazeltine, no teeth; Benjamin F. Langdon, general debility; Calvin B. James, only son of aged and infirm parents; George A. Green, diseased lungs and contracted chest; Norman W. Lewis, asthma; George A. Forsyth, deformity of feet; Peter Perry, diseased lungs; George W. Rose, hypertrophy of the heart; David B. Matson, injury of knee; Ruben Fish, loss of index finger of right hand; Ransom Briggs, fracture of left tibia; Landrena P. Lewis, hernia inguinal; Simeon H. Spencer, stiff knee joint; George Culver; diseased eye.

NEW HUDSON.
James W Miner, three brothers in service; James H Bullard, fracture of right ankle; Geo Gage, endo car deitis; Rufus Marsh, loss of teeth; Nelson P Mars, do; John W Mason, in genial hernia,

ALLEN.
Wm M Hast, general Debility.
James M Davis. bleeding of the lungs.
Thomas T Baldwin, double hare lip.
George St. John, Myopia.
Jacob Closser, loss of teeth.
Otis White, non resident.
W G Cline.
Eli W Toft, anchylosis of right ankle.
Milton R Benjamin, Tuberceloses [sic].

SCIO.
Alfred Cooley, over age; Moses W. Rood, over age; Simeon Rogers, general debility; Wm. Brady, only son of a widowed mother; Thomas Harland, under age; Wm. Duke, dislocation of great toe; Richard Ready, alien; Andrew J. Applebee, no teeth; Hezekiah Woodard, necrosi; Webster D. Pettys, spasmodic asthma; John H. Black, dislocated elbow; Ebenezer J.  Norton, diseased lungs; Giles Browning, bony deposit in knee; Barton F. Earley, asthma; Lewis D. Browning, hip disease; Loren D. Webster, ulcers of throat and contracted chest; Chas. Duke, general debility; John Clear, nerosi fibrae; Jasper J. White, near sighted; Lorenzo M. Neff, two fingers contracted; Geo. R. Potter, general debility; Edward C. Elwell, no teeth; Leroy Hermance, defective right eye; Archibald Wade, over age; Geo. Apsey, alien; Henry Manger, auchylosis of left wrist; John Clark, only son of infirm parents.

WARD.
John McGovern, fractured femir; Solomon Black, contraction of toe; John Lockaby, loss of index finger of right hand; Jeremiah Austin, loss of sight of right eye; Nelson W Collins, two members of family in service; Obrien Reynolds, unsuitable age; Ezra Sprague, loss of sight of right eye; Geo P Worden, two members of family in service; William T Tucker, tuberculosis. Capt. S. N. HARMON, Prov. Mar.

WELLSVILLE.
Wm. J. Crane, gun shot in breast; Merritt Mackin, cavity in right lung; Pliny Parker, varicose veins; C. Farrand, large wound in left leg; I. M. Moser, epilepsy; J. Porter, diseased lungs; J. W. Simpson, general debility; Edwin Mackin, splay foot; John Arnold, varicose veins; Uriah Goodenough, general debility; Bart. J. Coats, stiff great toe; John Reve, tumor of the neck; Chauncey Isbel, general debility; F. T. Fisher, loss of teeth; H. J. Torry, father of motherless children; C. Horn, over age; C. Peinke, alien; H. S. Woolsey, non resident; Levi Zimmer, no teeth; William H. Miller, only son of aged parents; Peter Shaffer, under age; Moses Stern, only son of aged parents; Charles M. Wilder, over 35 years old; James B. Bray, only son of a widow; Willoughby Lowell, only son of a widow; Robert H. Mason, short leg; Edward Griffin, no teeth; Arthur H Moulton, aged and infirm parents; Henry Ray, caries of left arm bone; Henry Matthias, alien.

WEST ALMOND.
Walter Weaver, loss of teeth.
Oscar A Fuller, aortic valoular lesion.
Walter Knight, mitral regurgitation.
John Blinn, chronic hepatitis.
Andrew J. Arnold, loss of index finger right h'd
Darius White, general debility.
Francis Adams, periodical insanity.
Henry Dunning, permanent contraction of third finger.
Deyo Vernoy, non-resident
Milan Rose, only son of a widow.
Martin Lord. non-resident.
Phillip Hamilton, non-resident.
Marcus D. Martin, hip ail.

WILLING.
Frances A. Krusen, 2 brothers in service; David E. Hoard, general debility; George M. Burlingame, general debility; Edw. D. Parkins, general debility; Jared Caple, lame knee; W. W. Phillips, no teeth; N. W. Stevens, in service March 3d 1863; William Edwards, commuted; Freeman Elliott, commuted; Lorenzo Witter, substituted.

WIRT.
C. M. Kenyon, no teeth; G. W. Clark, gun shot wound in head received in service; B. F. Stratton, fracture of coracoid process of right shoulder; W. N. Case, atrophy of the liver and collapsed lung; L. Curk, large cicatrica of the right arm, obstructing use of elbow joint; David Dodson, parylysis [sic] of museles of right eye.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, up to July 27, 1863.
ALFRED.
John O'Hara, Alienage.
George G. Green, father of motherless children.
Jerome M. Potter, only son of infirm parents.
Isaac M. Lewis, contracted chest.
Jarvis S. Kenyan, Epileptic fits.
William E. Callow, asthma.
Sylvester S. Hamilton, distortion of right wrist.
Albert H. Spencer, two members family in serv'e,
Hanson C. Potter, father of motherless children.
Sihar Sisson, idiocy.
Albert E Cottrell, only son of widow.
John P. Lambert, diseased lungs.
Gabriel Cornelius 2d, idiocy.
Elisha E. Doty, hemoptosis.
Loren W. Collins, scroffulous ulceration of skin.
Silas C. Burdick, loss of teeth.
James N. Kemp, idocy [sic].
Edward N Green, loss of teeth.
Robert Miles, tuberculoses.
George W. Chadwick, only son of aged parents.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, August 5, 1863.
GROVE.
George W. Fay, stammering,
Samuel W. Guy, hip ail.
Chris John Steat, loss of teeth.
Henry Anthony, 2 members of family in service.
James C. Thomas, unsuitableness of age.
George Weidright, only son of widowed mother.

AMITY.
Isaac S Lewis, cross-eyeyd [sic].
S.M.HARMON,
Capt'n and Provost Marshal and
President Board of Enrollment.

BIRDSALL.
Andrew Phinney, bony deposit tibia right knee; Thompson B. Lippencott, asthma; William Young, dwarf; Stewart Davidson, general debility; Cyrus Stockwell, splay foot; Ira Lounsberry, unsuitableness of age; Paul C. Dowell, fractured right shoulder; Robert H. Scholes, amorosis of right eye; William H. Benjamin, Myobia.

BURNS.
Stephen Coray, loss of sight of right eye; Alva C. Crittenden, curvature of the spine; Lewis B. Steward, scrofulas ulceration of throat; Frederick Bacon, stammering; Elijah B. Leonard, fracture of right elbow; Pat Calighan, alienage; Ambrose Bacon, Idiocy; John M. Kennedy, general debility; Alvin B. Hoyes, asthma; John Thomas, general debility; Robert R. Roup contracted chest; Willard T. Baily,  general debility; Henry S Karnes, general de­bility; Charles Smith, general debility; Nicholas B. Munday, general debility; Henry Wheeler, contracted chest; W. B. Wentforth, loss of teeth; John Greenfield, varicose veins; Allen R. Bull, regurgitation; Edward Taylor, wound of the putella; William Pitts, alienage; William Wert, aged and infirm parents; Vespacian Whipple, aged and infirm parents; George T. Carpenter, tuberclkosis of right lung; William Whitney, dislocation of oscalsis.

CENTERVILLE.
Randall D. Damon, attenuation of heart; James Fish, unsuitableness of age; Asa G. Morse, unsuitableness of age; John Stacy, irreducible dislocation of left elbow.

HUME.
Alonzo A. Harman, contraction of toes on both feet; George E. Doud, curvature of spine; George H. Bristol, ulcerated rectum; Hiram Ayers, impaired motion of elbow joint; Alien F. Whitney, loss of upper teeth; Ezra D. Thurston, dislocation of clavicle; Gardner W. Colburn, loss of right eye; Roger Skiff, hemorrhage of lungs; Edwin Short, fractured humoris, left arm.
Capt. S. N. HARMON, Prov. Mar.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, August 17, 1863.
CORNING.
Edward Gregory, partial anchylosis of left elbow
Charles H Norton, anchylosis of right knee from disease of bone
Charles Rosenbook, varicose venus [sic]
William Rider, unsuitableness of age
Archibald Upson,        "
Thomas Thomas,        "
Michael Coffee,          "
Andrew J Phelps,        "
Nathaniel Kimball,     "
Patrick McNamara,     "
Edwin D Bonham, deformed leg from fractured tibia and tibula
Edward H Miles, loss of index finger right hand
Jerry Blute, epileptic fits
Shuval J Spaulding, inguinal hernia
John O'Brien, nonresident
Charles Detmere, alienage
Cornelius McNiel,    "
Martin Kennedy, ulcerated varicose veins
Charles VanAme, hemorrhagic phthisis
George Allard, deformed left arm

S.M. HARMON,
Capt'n and Provost Marshal, and
President Board of Enrollment.

The Almond Demonstration.
We have received a letter from the Hon. JOSEPH COREY, of Almond, in which he claims that the object and intentions of the party who visited our village last week were misrepresented in the article in our last issue, and is desirous of correcting any public impressions that might be formed therefrom. He says that he accompanied them more for the purpose of watching over and keeping them orderly, than as a participant, and that, in justice to the conscripts, making due allowance for the fact that they had just been drafted, and were having a little jollification over it to cheer their spirits, they behaved remarkably well. He further says, that had he been advised of the manner in which their visit would have been construed, and the feelings of our citizens, he would have discouraged any demonstration of the kind.
Presuming such to be the facts in the case, in justice to Mr. Corey, and the Almond conscripts, who, we understand, only after re­peated urgings, prevailed upon Mr. C. to ac­company them as moderator, we cheerfully give him and them the benefits of his exposition, and we sincerely hope their loyalty for their country may be made manifest by a cheerful compliance with the draft.

THE DRAFT FRAUDS.
At a meeting of the citizens of the town of Angelica, held at the Court House, pursuant to public notice, on the 8th day of August, 1863, Hon. Martin Grover was called to the Chair, and Charles Dautremont appointed Secretary.
The Chairman, upon taking the chair, briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thousands of dollars had been paid to outsiders, which, in every known case, had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credibly informed, where eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn, but two were accepted; thus substantially nullifying the law and paralyzing the Government.
On motion of J. W. Sherman, a committee of three was appointed by the Chairman, to report resolutions.
J. W. Sherman, Philip Church and Z. A. Kendall were appointed such Committee and reported the following for the consideration of the meeting:
Resolved, That the people of Angelica are now, as ever heretofore, in favor of an energetic prosecution of the war, for the entire suppression of the rebellion, and the restoration of the supremacy of the law in every part of the country, and to that end will hereafter as heretofore, cordially support the government, in its prosecution until the end is accomplished.
Resolved, That we are in favor of thorough, prompt, fair and efficient execution of the law for drafting for the purpose of reinforcing our armies in the field, to such an extent as will enable the Government speedily and successfully to close the war.
Resolved, That we have heard with terror and dismay, of the bold, audacious and gigantic frauds and villianies [sic] that have been practiced at Elmira, in the execution of said law, by which the Government has been defrauded of soldiers and treasure to a large amount, and thousands of dollars put in the pockets of sharks and villains.
Resolved, That we earnestly desire a restoration of the public confidence, and to that end, we ask the prompt arrest, speedy trial and punishment of parties known to be guilty, and the removal of the Board—convinced that if any or all have not known of, and participated in the frauds, such ignorance, from the length of time which they were practiced, and the enormous extent to which they were carried, prove that such persons are utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
Resolved, That the people have a right to demand of the Government a capable and upright Provost Marshall, a qualified, sober and honest Surgeon, a sensible, patriotic, faithful Commissioner, with which demand we believe the Government will cheerfully comply when the facts are known.
Resolved, That a committee of nine persons be appointed, whose duty it shall be as far as practicable to investigate the cases of fraud in this town, and to co-operate with our sister towns, all the honest and patriotic citizens of which we entreat to aid in exposing corruptions that threaten to overwhelm our people and especially to disgrace our Country.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and that each newspaper published in the district be requested to publish the same.
After the Committee had reported the foregoing resolutions, Mr. Wilkes Angel made a lengthy speech in opposition, particularly and mainly to the fourth, upon the conclusion of which the Chairman put the question upon their passage, and they were adopted by the meeting, with almost unanimity, only a few faint responses being made in the negative.
The Chairman appointed Alfred Lockhart, Charles Dautremont, Z. A. Kendall, David Brown, A. B. Heckman, James Wilson, Ransom Lloyd, Harry Hooker and Richard Church, as the Committee of vigilance and correspondence.
M. GROVER, Ch'n.
C. DAUTREMONT, Sec'y.

OFFICIAL CORRUPTION—THE DRAFT IN THIS CONGRESSIONAL
DISTRICT.
The excitement in this county on the action of the Board of Enrollment and Examination, has become so intense and wide spread, that silence on our part is censurable, if not criminal. Still, we should have preferred to say nothing, and should have kept our peace but for an article which appeared in the Elmira Daily Advertiser of this (Wednesday) morning, which attempts to whitewash over the acts of the Board, and to censure the citizens of Angelica in particular, and the people of Allegany in general, for the manner in which they have given expression to their indignation.
Our cotemporary of the Advertiser claims to have been much about the Board, and therefore must be presumed to know what has been going on. He acknowledges that there may have been lobbyists and strikers about the Board, by whom drafted men have been foolishly and per... wickedly fleeced of their money. Indeed! Does our cotemporary not know that there have been such men there for eight or ten days, who have levied from ten to twenty thousand dollars from men in this county? His acknowledgement proves this knowledge.—But the Board, he claims, is not to blame for this; they, forsooth, are all pure, high toned, honorable men—vigilant, faithful, and capable (?) If this be true, how comes it that in every single instance where money is known to have been paid to "lobbyists" and "strikers" they have invariably got clear? Have they a "spiritual medium" to consult, through whom they were enabled to detect the "general debility," or some "bony depositc" somewhere, with which the candidate, to his astonishment, was afflicted?
How comes it, that in the town of Almond, nine drafted persons after they had been accepted by the board, procured reexaminations, and were all cleared? Did these nine pay to "lobbyists and strikers?" If not, will our neighbor explain through what means they and a host of others procured their re-examinations. A man in Burns, whose name we have, had two sons  and a son-in-law drafted, who paid $30—not to a "lobbyist or striker" and all were cleared. Another man we are credibly informed, after agreeing on the price, went in, was examined, was told where, in the rear of the Brainard House, to leave the money, he did so, and was met a few minutes after and received his exemption papers—not of "lobbyist" or "striker." Yet we are assured that the Board are "pure, faithful, upright men"—and we shall not dispute it; but we misjudge the intelligence of the masses of the people of Allegany, for whom we assume to speak, if they are thought to be green enough to believe, that an "upright, vigilant and capable board," or legislative body will be troubled much by "strikers"; such creatures do not flourish and drive a profitable trade in any such atmosphere, any more than crows and buzzards congregate where there is no carcass or corn.
But the editor of the Advertiser says Capt. Harmon, has demanded a court of inquiry, and this is urged as the strongest evidence of innocence and purity of that officer. This only exhibits the Advertiser's willingness to subject the government to another large expenditure; but which we think, the number of soldiers obtained and the commutation paid, at Elmira, will hardly justify.
Again, it is contended that the Board unanimously annulled the exemption of every individual who claimed or in reference to whom it was claimed that fraud existed, and that they have been cited to reappear before the Board and substantiate their charges; and this is claimed as conclusive evidence of the innocence of every member of the Board. What ... solon of wisdom? Men who have paid their money to "lobbyists" and "strikers" and procured their exemptions, returned home and disclosed the facts, and the Board having taken no steps against the "swindlers," pounce upon the men who have disclosed the iniquity, like hawks upon chickens, and annul their exemptions, and cite them to reappear—and this proves their innocence. To us this singular fact appears as the darkest shade of guilt in the whole transaction. Henceforth there will be no fear of disclosures —"lobbyists" and "strikers" may reap their harvest—cheat and defraud the government of men and means—take their $150 pr man fearless of exposure. The "unanimous resolution" of the Board will be held in terror over the victims! Shade of Webster what an argument?
But Mr. Angel, had probably neglected to inform the Editor of the Advertiser, of what he intimated publicly in the meeting in this village—In his labored efforts to screen his quan dam provotship, he stated that Harmon had suspected the surgeon more than a week previous, and had so informed him (Angel), and that he was in possession of evidence in regard to him, but that he did not think it necessary to "blab." Query—has he "whispered" in the ear of Maj. Diven, or any of his superior officers? Or is he still preserving a discreet silence, believing with the Advertiser that it is better to attribute the strange results to any cause rather than, roguery.
While our neighbor of the Advertiser has his hand in, will he be good enough to inform the people how it happens, that he who is so much about the Board, and has one of the six clerkships, and professes to publish a list of exemptions and the causes upon which they were granted, has omitted to publish so large a number. The town of Birdsall, for instance, has 18 drawn, 17 exempted, and but nine published in the list? one was held—and a "striker" offered to clear him for $150, even after he was "stuck"—but his father being present would not permit it, and paid the 300 to Uncle Sam.
What surprises us most in the article of the Advertiser, is that it professes to be a Republican paper and to sustain the administration, yet copperhead like, turns upon the administration and charges the whole fault and responsibility upon their and the regulations they have adopted. It says, the "regulations are rigidly strict and require a man to be a perfect miracle of physical perfection to be accepted as a fit soldier in the armies of Uncle Sam."—Thus holding up the administration as guilty of the folly of creating a host of officers, being at the expense of enrollment and transporting men to and from the Board, subsisting them while there, and then to cap the climax by establishing regulations that clear everybody! Whew! what logic! Has Maj. Diven informed the war department of this important fact, as an explanation why so small a number of conscripts are procured, and so small an amount of commutations are returned from this congressional district?
We might enlarge upon this subject giving hundreds of instances such as we have related above, but enough has been said to convince our readers that the white wash of the Advertiser, is too thin, and put on with too unskilful [sic] a hand to cover up the dark and damning spots that appear on the surface of the proceedings of this immaculate board.
The town of Hume, Allegany county, supplied its quota. In other words the fifty per cent. additional, covered the exemptions. The men accepted, together with two or three improperly enrolled and a few more who failed to report, exactly filled the quota. The most of those accepted pay the commutation.

THE ALLEGED DRAFT FRAUDS IN ALLEGANY COUNTY.
The Belmont Era, alluding to the proceedings of the meeting held at Angelica, at which Judge Grover presided, says:
Provost Marshal Harmon has demanded a Court of Inquiry to investigate the charges made against the Board, and those who have claimed to know of frauds will be cited to appear and substantiate their charges.
All alleged fraudulent exemptions have been annulled, and the parties cited to appear again.
In this connection, will arise an important question, namely, whether a conscript who has been declared exempt by the Board can be cited to appear for another examination. This question has already been raised in another county, and will be shortly decided by Judge Hall of the United States District Court.

ASTOUNDING DISCLOSURES.
How Drafted Men are Fleeced of their Money.
The Members of the Board of Enrollment Denounced as Incapable, Dishonest, and Unfaithful!!
From the Angelica Reporter.
At a meeting of the citizens of the town of Angelica, held at the Court House pursuant to public notice, on the 8th day of August, 1863, Hon. Martin Grover was called to the Chair, and Charles Dantremont appointed Secretary.
The Chairman, upon taking the Chair, briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thousands of dollars had been paid to outsiders, which, in every known case, had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credibly informed, where eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn, but two were accepted; thus substantially nullifying the law and paralizing [sic] the Government.
On motion of J. W. Sherman, a committee of three was appointed by the Chair to report resolutions.
J. W. Sherman, Philip Church and Z. A. Kendall were appointed such Committee, and reported the following, among others, for the consideration of the meeting:
Resolved, That we have heard with terror and dismay of the bold, audacious and gigantic frauds and villainies that have been practiced at Elmira, in the execution of said law, by which the Government has been defrauded of soldiers and treasure to a large amount, and thousands of dollars put in the pockets of sharks and villains.
Resolved, That we earnestly desire a restoration of the public confidence, and to that end we ask the prompt arrest, speedy trial, and punishment of parties known to be guilty, and the removal of the Board—convinced that if any or all have not known of and participated in the frauds, such ignorance, from the length of time which they were practiced and the enormous extent to which they were carried, prove that such persons are utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
Resolved, That the people have a right to demand of the Government a capable and upright Provost Marshal, a qualified, sober and honest Surgeon, a sensible, patriotic and faithful Commissioner, with which demand we believe the Government will cheerfully comply when the facts are known.
Resolved, That a committee of nine be appointed, whose duty it shall be, as far as practicable, to investigate the cases of fraud in this town, and to co-operate with our sister towns, all the honest and patriotic citizens of which we entreat to aid in exposing corruptions that threaten to overwhelm our people, and especially to disgrace our country.
The Chairman put the question upon their passage, and they were adopted by the meeting with almost unanimity, only a few faint responses being made in the negative.
The Chairman appointed Alfred Lockhart, Charles Dautremont, Z. A. Kendall, David Brown, A. B. Heckman, James Wilson, Ransom Lloyd, Henry Hooker and Richard Church, as the Committee Vigilance and Correspondence.
M. GROYER, Chairman.
C. DAUTREMONT, Secretary.

Draft Frauds in Allegany County.
The partisan enrolment is followed up by a fraudulent draft.
The name of MARTIN GROVER, Judge of the Supreme Court of the State, and a leader of the Republican party, is a guaranty of the seriousness and of the truth of the complaints made against frauds in his county. He presided at the meeting to denounce the misdoings, at Elmira, where he said thousands of dollars had been corruptly used to buy off Conscripts, and to defraud the government.
He said that in one two, as he was credibly informed, wheae [sic] eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn, but two were accepted.
The meeting over which Judge GROVER presided, declared that they "had heard with terror and dismay of the bold, audacious, and gigantic frauds and villainies" practised [sic] in the draft, and they demanded the arrest, trial and punishment of the guilty parties, and the removal of the Board, as either participants in guilt, or incompetent. A committee was appointed to pursue the investigation into the fraud, and to expose its authors.
The Belmont Era since says:
Provost Marshal Harmon has demanded a Court of Inquiry to investigate the charges made against the Board, and those who hare claimed to know of frauds will be cited to appear and substantiate their charges. All alleged fraudulent exemptions have been annulled, and the parties cited to appear again.
When Gov. SEYMOUR demanded the punishment of the men guilty of the fraudulent partisan enrolments, President LINCOLN refused to notice his request!
It is evident that the miscreants engaged in this barter of blood for gold, under the Draft-Law, hope to escape justice under the wing of Military Courts of Enquiry, made up of men of their own stamp.
Such villains should be subjected to the severest penalty of the criminal law.—These Provost Marshals should not be considered as soldiers. The functions for which they have exchanged duties in the field are of a constabulary character, and belong rather to policemen than to soldiers.

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.—Alleghany county, in this State, has sent 1,500 volunteers to the field, and recruiting is still progressing rapidly.

Astounding Revolations—Drunkeness and Crimes of the Elmira Conscription Board.
We are in receipt of an extra from the office of the Angelica Reporter, giving the proceedings of a public meeting held in that village on Saturday, the 8th, over which Hon. Martin Grover, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court in this District, and one of the most prominent Republicans in the State, presided. On taking the chair, Judge Grover briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thous­ands of dollars had been paid to outsiders, which in every case had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credi­bly informed, where eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another where thirty five were drawn, but two were accepted—thus substantially nullifying the law and paralyzing the government.
A committee on resolutions was appointed reporting a series, which was unanimously adopted, as follows:
Resolved, That we have beard with terror and dismay of the bold, audacious and gigantic frauds and villainies that have been practiced at Elmira, in the execution of the Conscription law, by which the government has been defrauded of soldiers and treasure to a large amount, and thousands of dollars put into the pockets of sharks and villains.
Resolved, That we earnestly desire a restoration of the public confidence, and to that end we ask the prompt arrest, speedy trial and punishment of parties known to be guilty, and the removal of the Board—convinced that if any or all have not known of and participated in the frauds, such ignorance, from the length of time which they were practiced, and the enormous extent to which they were carried, proves that such persons are utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
Resolved, That a committee of nine persons be appointed whose duty it shall be as far as practicable to investigate the cases of fraud in this town, and to co-operate with our sister-towns, all the honest and patriotic citizens of which we entreat to aid in exposing corruptions that threaten to overwhelm our people and especially to disgrace our country.
The Elmira Gazette in refering [sic] to the proceedings says: "The fact is notorious that the Board has been surrounded by a lot of harpies, who to all appearance enjoyed the confidence of its members, and who have made it their business to secure for consideration, certificates of exemption for drafted men. These men are here to-day plying their vocation. Their business is and has been well known to the Board, and yet they would have the public believe that everything is right inside the Provost Marshal's office.
"The truth is this Military Depot has been a sink of corruption and iniquity since the first contract given out under the authority of Van Valkenburg. It has been a continuous system of cheating; robbing and fraud are carried on for the benefit of the peculiar friends of the poor darkey, whose patriotism must be paid for."
The Military Board at Elmira have commenced examining the Steuben county conscripts. The result in Allegany is not very flattering for obtaining soldiers. The number, we are told, did not reach 300.

Draft in Western New York.
THE AUTHORITIES DENOUNCED BY A REPUBLICAN JUDGE AS INCAPABLE, DISHONEST, AND UNFAITHFUL.
The name of Martin Grover, Judge of the Supreme Court of the State, and a leader of the Republican party, is a guaranty of the seriousness and of the truth of the complaints made against frauds in his county. He presided at a meeting to denounce the misdoings at Elmira, where he said thousands of dollars had been corruptly used to buy off Conscripts and to defraud the Government.
[From the Angelica (Cattaraugus Co.) Reporter.
At a meeting of the citizens of the town of Angelica, held at the Court house pursuant to public notice, on the 8th day of August, 1863, Hon. Martin Grover, was called to the Chair, and Charles Dantemont appointed Secretary.
The Chairman, upon taking the Chiar [sic], briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thousands of dollars had been paid to out-siders, which in every known case, had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credibly informed, where eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn, but two were accepted; thus substantially nullifying the law and paralyzing the Government.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, that we have heard with terror and dismay of the bold, audacious and gigantic frauds and villainies that have been practiced at Elmira, in the execution of said law, by which the Government has been defrauded of soldiers and treasure to a large amount, and thousands of dollars put in the pockets of sharks and villains.
Resolved, that we earnestly desire a restoration of the public confidence and to that end we ask the prompt arrest, speedy trial, and punishment of parties known to be guilty, and the removal of the Board—convinced that if any or all have not known of and participated in the frauds, such ignorance, from the length of time which they were practiced and the enormous extent to which they were carried, prove that such persons are utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
Resolved, that a committee of nine be appointed, whose duty it shall be, as far as practicable, to investigate the cases of fraud in this town, and to co-operate with our sister towns, all the honest and patriotic citizens of which we entreat to aid in exposing corruptions that threaten to overwhelm our people, and especially to disgrace our country.

THE SUMMING UP OF ALLEGANY CO.—There were drafted in Allegany county, 988 men. Of these there were accepted 280; rejected and exempted, 560; not reported, (deserters) 148. Of the 280 excepted there have commuted, 121; furnished substitutes, 74; leaving 85 original drafted men to go into service. But of these perhaps half will yet pay the commutation, thus reducing the number of actual conscripts to a very small figure.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, up to July 27, 1863.

WELLSVILLE.
Levi Zimmer, no teeth.
Wm H Miller, only son of aged parents.
Peter Shaffer, under age.
Moses Stern, only son of aged parents.
Chas M Wilder, over 35 years old.
James B Bray, only-son of a widow.
Willoughby Lowell, only son of widow.
Robt H Mason, short leg.
Frank T Fisher, no upper teeth.
Edward Griffin, no teeth.
Arthur H Moulton, aged and infirm parents.
Henry Ray, caries of left arm bone.
Henry Matthias, alien.

SCIO.
Alfred Cooley, over age.
Moses W Rood,     "
Simeon Rogers, general debility.
Wm Brady, only son of a widowed mother.
Thomas Harland, under age.
Wm Duke, discolation of great toe.
Richard Ready, alien.
Andrew J Applebee, no teeth.
Hezekiah Woodard, necrosi.
Webster D Pettys, spasmodic asthma.
John H Black, discolated elbow.
Ebenezer J Norton, diseased lungs.
Giles Browning, bony deposit in knee.
Barton F Earley, asthma.
Lewis D Browning, hip disease.
Loren D Webster, ulcers of throat cont'ed chest.
Chas Duke, general debility.
John Clear, nerosi fibrae.
Jasper J White, near sighted.
Lorenzo M Neff, two fingers contracted.
Geo R Potter, general debility.
Edward C Elwell, no teeth.
Leroy Hermance, defective right eye.
Archibald Wade, over age.
Geo Apsey, alien.
Henry Mangar, auchylosis of left wrist.
John Clark, only son of infirm parents.

ALMA.
Itai Elliot, fracture of coracorid, process of left shoulder.
L. C. Burdick, paralysis of left great toe, from a wound of the ankle.
Henry Elliot, fracture of coracorid, process of right shoulder.
Thos. Morrison, Naricose Vein.
Wm. H. Lyon, atrophy of the bowels.
Chas. M. Estter, father of two motherless children under twelve years of age.
John K. McDonald, father of three motherless children.
Martin Crandall, only son of aged and infirm parents.
Lawrence Elliott, non-resident.
S.M.HARMON,
Capt'n, and Provost Marshal, and
President Board of Enrollment.
29th, 1863.

CLARKSVtLLE.
Chauncey B Elwood, contracted chest.
Ira A Champlin, Father of motherless child'n.
Joshua T Butts, impaired sight of right eye.
Joseph McDougal, general debility.
Henry E Prindle, aged and infirm parents.
Saml. La Fever, disease of liver.
Avery Peekham, morbus coxari, (Hib.)
Norman LaBar, aged and infirm parents.

NEW HUDSON.
Isaac L Gee, election of parents.
Wm M Lane, only son of widowed mother.
Edward Clark, superpozition of great toe.
Chas W Swift, only son of widowed mother.
Thomas Simons, general debility.
John A O'Connor, injury of back in service.
Levi Rogers, four members of family in service.
Willard Carpenter, stiff great toe.
Philo B. Taylor, scrofulous ulceration of lower jaw.
James H. Ballard, fracture of right ankle.
Geo. Gage, endo car deitis.
Rufus Marsh, loss of teeth.
Nelson P. Mars, do
John W. Mason, ingenial hernia.

AMITY.
Mark Silvius, deafness.
Chas. J. Davis, ingenial hernia.
James Slater          "          "
Joseph H. Fairbanks         "
Wm. A. Simmons, deafness and gen'l debility, caused by disease of kidneys.
Morillia W. Sartore, ingenial hernia.
Amos F. Curry, unsuitableness of age.
William Hoagland, non resident.
S.M.HARMON,
Capt'n, and Provost Marshal, and
President Board of Enrllmento [sic].

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York. July 24, 1863.

WILLING.
Frances A Krusen, 2 brothers in service.
David E Hoard, general debility,
Geo M Burlingame, "         "
EdwD Parkins,         "         "
Jared Capie, lame knee.
W W Philips, no teeth.
N W Stevens, in service March 3d 1863.
William Edwards, Commuted.
Freeman Elliott, Commuted.
Lorenzo Witter, Substituted.

ANDOVER.
Wm C Lever, organic disease heart.
H T Stephens, loss of left great toe.
Spencer Scribner, chronic disease of kidney.
M Williams, broken arm,
T Baker, general debility.
Wm Hardy, disease of lungs.
Wm A Clark, asthma.
M Kemp, splay foot.
P Gilden, aged and infirm parents.
M Bapham, general debility.
John Lambert, diseased lung.
John Harpse, chronic disease of kidney.
L D Hunt, aged and infirm parents.
L Pingary, loss of teeth.
B F Brown, dislocation of right clavicle.
J H Ken__, deformed foot.

WELLSVILLE.
Wm J Crane, gun shot in breast.
Merritt Mackin, cavity in right lung.
Pliny Parker, varicose veins.
C Farrand, large wound in left leg.
I M Moser, epilepsy.
J Porter, diseased lungs,
W J Simpson, general debility.
Edward Mackin, splay foot.
John Arnold, varicose veins.
Uriah Goodenough, general debility.
Bart, J Coats, stiff great toe.
John Reve, tumor of the neck.
Chauncy Isabell, general debility.
F T Fisher, loss of teeth,
H J Torry, father of motherless children.
C Horn, over age.
C Peinke, alien.
H S Woolsey, non resident.

Alleged Frauds at Elmira.
We have received a copy of the Angelica Reporter (Extra) of the 10th inst., containing a report of the proceedings of a meeting of the citizens of Angelica county, held on Saturday, at which Hon. Martin Grover presided. Judge Grover is reported as follows:
The Chairman, upon taking the chair, briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thousands of dollars had been paid out to soldiers, which, in every known case, had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credibly informed, where eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn but two were accepted; thus substantially nullifying the law and paralyzing the Goveunment [sic].
A series of resolutions was adopted, from which we select the following;
Resolved, That we have heard with terror and dismay of the bold, audacious and gigantic frauds and villainies that have been practiced at Elmira, in the execution of said law by which the Government has been defrauded of soldiers and treasure to a large amount, and thousands of dollars put in the pockets of sharks and villains.
Resolved, That we earnestly desire a restoration of the puplic [sic] confidence, and to that end we ask the prompt arrest, speedy trial and punishment of parties known to be guilty, and the removal of the Board—convinced that if any or all, have not known of, and participated in the frauds, such ignorance, from the length of time which they were practiced, and the enormous extent to which the were carried, prove that such persons are utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
Resolved, That the people have a right to demand of the Government a capable and upright Provost Marshal, a qualified, sober, and honest Surgeon, a sensible, patriotic, faithful Commissioner, with which demand we believe the Government will cheerfully comply when the facts are known.
A committee of nine was appointed to investigate the cases of fraud, and to expose the corruptions practiced.

Fraud at Elmira.
There is great complaint in Allegany county about the manner in which conscripts are examined by the Board of Enrollment at Elmira. It is alledged [sic] that money is freely used to purchase exemptions, and stories are told of the Surgeon, which, if true, certainly prove him the wrong man for the place. A public meeting was held at Angelica, on the 8th inst., which was presided over by Hon. Martin Grover, who, upon taking the chair, briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thousands of dollars had been paid to outsiders, which in every known case, had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credibly informed, where eighteen where drawn but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn, but two were accepted; thus substantially nullifying the law and paralyzing the Government.
A series of resolutions were adopted, one of which calls for the arrest, trial and punishment of parties known to be guilty, and the removal of the Board, as they are regarded utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
The Elmira papers defend the Board, and claim that although there may have been cases of fraud by outside parties, the officers are entirely guiltless. The matter sho'd and no doubt will be thoroughly investigated.

From the Angelica Reporter.
THE DRAFT EXEMPTIONS IN ALLEGANY CO.
At a meeting of the citizens of the town of Angelica, held at the Court House, pursuant to public notice, on the 8th day of August 1863, Hon. Martin Grover was called to the Chair, and Charles Dautremont appointed Secretary.
The Chairman, upon taking the Chair, briefly addressed the meeting, earnestly advising stern opposition to official corruption, at all times and places, and particularly now to the state of things existing at Elmira, where it was known that thousands of dollars had been paid to outsiders, which, in every known case, had resulted in clearing the party paying, culminating in the astounding result that in one town, as he was credibly informed, where eighteen were drawn, but one was accepted; and in another, where thirty-five were drawn, and but two were accepted; thus substantially nulifying [sic] the law and paralyzing the Government.
On motion of J. W. Sherman, a committee of three was appointed by the Chair to report resolutions.
J. W. Sherman, Philip Church and Z. A Kendall were appointed such Committee, and reported the following for the consideration of the meeting:
Resolved, That the people of Angelica, are now, as heretofore, in favor of an energetic prosecution of the war for the entire suppression of the rebellion,  and the restoration of the supremacy of the law in every part of the country, and to that end will hereafter, as heretofore, cordially support the Government, in its prosecution until the end is accomplished.
Resolved, That we are in favor of a thorough, prompt, fair and efficient execution of the law for drafting, for the purpose of reinforcing our armies in the field to such an extent as will enable the Government speedily and successfully to close the war.
Resolved, That we have heard with terror and dismay, of the bold, audacious and gigantic frauds and villianies [sic] have been practiced at Elmira, in the execution of said law, by which the Government has been defrauded of soldiers and treasure to a large amount, and thousands of dollars put in the pockets of sharks and villians [sic].
Resolved, That we earnestly desire a restoration of the public confidence, and to that end we ask the prompt arrest, speedy trial and the removal of the Borad [sic]—convinced that if any or all have not known of and participated in the frauds [sic], such ignorance from the length of time which they were practiced and the enormous extent to which they were carried, prove that such persons are utterly incompetent to discharge the duties of their respective offices.
Resolved, That the people have a right to demand of the Government a capable and upright Provost Marshal, a qualified, sober, and honest Surgeon, a sensible, patriotic and faithful Commissioner, with which demand we believe the Government will cheerfully comply when the facts are known.
Resolved, That a committee of nine be appointed, whose duty it shall be, as far as practicable, to investigate the cases of fraud in this town, and to cooperate with our sister towns, all the honest and patriotic citizens of which we entreat to aid in exposing corruptions that threaten to overwhelm our people, and especially to disgrace our country.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and that each newspaper published in the district be requested to publish the same.
After the Committee had reported the fore-going resolutions, Mr. Wilkes Angel made a lengthy speech in opposition, particularly and mainly to the fourth, upon the conclusion of which the Chairman put the question upon their passage, and they were adopted by the meeting with almost unanimity, only a few faint responses being made in the negative.
The Chairman appointed Alfred Lockhart, Charles Dautremont, Z. A. Kendall, David Brown, A. B. Heckman, James Wilson, Ransom Lloyd, Henry Hooker and Richard Church, as the Committee of Vigilance and Correspondence.
M. GROVER, Chairman.
C. DAUTREMONT, Secretary.

THE EXCITEMENT IN ALLEGANY.
The Angelica Reporter of the 12th contains a lengthy editorial reiterating the charges of fraud and corruption against the Board of Enrollment of this Congressional district. The Reporter makes its allegations, assumes them to be both admitted and proved, and then proceeds to comment upon the superstructure it has raised. We submit that it would be well to have some proof of the corruption which it charges before condemning the official conduct of the Board of Enrollment in this wholesale manner. It assumes that sound men are rejected, and unsound men held. If it knows of such cases it should specify them, and give the evidence to be public that the facts are as claimed by it.—Charges unsupported by evidence are very easily and cheaply made, and ought not to be recognized or entertained by the public. They may be induced by malice, or by other motives equally unworthy. The reputation of the Board of Enrollment ought not to be destroyed by such means. Public confidence in the integrity of the board should not be broken to gratify any feeling of private animosity which may exist in Allegany county against the Provost Marshal or his friends. The acts of she Board should be judged upon their own merits, and not with reference to differences between MARTIN GROVER and WILKES ANGEL. From all we can learn many of these charges have risen out of the fact that WILKES ANGEL is the friend of the Provost Marshal, and that MARTIN GROVER is not the friend of WILKES ANGEL. There may or may not be good cause for these differences. But be that as it may they cannot justify any such attacks upon the Board of Enrollment. Judge GROVER should seek some other method of destroying the influence of Senator ANGEL than by indulging in wholesale and unfounded denunciations of the Provost Marshal who happens to be his friend, and by connecting Mr. ANGEL with the charges against the Provost Marshal attempt to involve them both in common ruin. If these are the motives which have induced the wholesale charges against the Board of Enrollment and roused up such a feeling of excitement in Allegany county, most certainly the charges should be closely scanned before implicit faith is placed upon them. We do not say that such is the case, but we are so informed, and there is at least a color of evidence to substantiate the position. For the truth of the charges made we have yet to see that any evidence has been produced. Indeed we have seen no attempt to prove the allegations that are made. They are taken up and reiterated by all the Copperheads in the land, and rolled as a sweet morsel under their tongues. They are pertinaciously and industriously made, but they are utterly unsupported by any shadow of proof. It is not just that the Board should be condemned without an investigation, and an unprejudiced people, even in Allegany, where the excitement has reached its highest pitch, will not insist upon so unfair a verdict. Strike, but hear.
It has come to the knowledge of the Board that the following persons, who were exempted for the causes named below, claim or it is claimed in reference to them, that their exemptions were obtained by fraud.

ANGELICA.
John Busby—Ulcerated rectum.
Silas Smith—Scroffulous ulceration of the neck.
Wilson Weir—Inginal hernia.
Nathaniel Weir— "         "
Walter Hooker—Atrophy right leg.
Lewis Hooker—Hemorrage of lungs.

ALMOND.
Samuel Fairchild—Temporary insanity.
J. S. Corey—Ulcerated rectum.
Wilson Carr—      "          "
William Fisher—Worm Vastus, extremus muscle of right leg.
Andrew Phinney—Bony deposit in tibia of right knee.

The exemptions in these cases have all been annulled, and the persons notified to re-appear on Friday next and have a re-examination.—We understand that in every case where such charges are definitely made it is the determination of the Board of Enrollment to pursue a similar course.
We cannot enter upon any controversy with the Reporter in relation to this matter. Nor do we feel called upon to answer the various questions which it propounds. We prefer that all these questions shall be tried before the proper tribunal, the Board of Enrollment. We feel the utmost confidence that if the Reporter will authenticate its charges, and produce them there they will receive prompt and satisfactory attention. We hope it will do so, for having entered upon the work it is bound to make good its allegations, or manfully retract them.
Before closing this article we will remark that we have received from a citizen in Angelica, a lengthy and well written communication in reply to our former article written on this subject. But as it combines no new specifications, and is simply a reiteration of the charges already made, we do not deem it necessary to publish it. The writer, however, lays much stress upon the fact that many persons have been exempted for "general debility," who appear to be healthy and strong, and who aver themselves that nothing ails them. We would suggest to our correspondent that he should ask such persons to show him their papers of exemption, and possibly he may find that in a majority of cases they are afflicted with peculiar cases of such a nature that they would not desire to make them public, and would prefer to have it understood that they were let off in a dishonest manner. The Provost Marshal is required to publish the exemptions, but in all cases of secret or delicate diseases is prohibited from giving technical and instructed to use general terms. It thus happens that the phrase "general debility" is made to cover a multitude of sins from which a large number of drafted men in Allegany county have not been "exempt."—These diseases have been published in the papers under the head of "general debility," but recorded on the books at the Provost Marshal's office by their true names, and are also so written down in the exemption papers. If our correspondent can get a sight of these papers he will find what the diseases are, and will also learn why some apparently strong and healthy men have not been held subject to the draft. Of course these remarks do not apply to all persons who have been exempted for "general debility." It does, however, explain the cases of a majority of them. As a defence and justification to the Board it may become necessary to publish the true cause in all cases. It would certainly be better that the sins of these exempts should be publicly exposed, then that they should continue to be made a safe cloak for wholesale charges of fraud against the Board of Enrollment. If a true exposition comes, those who are included within it may thank themselves and their unjudicious friends for the denoument.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, July 24, 1863.

WILLING.
Frances A Krusen, 2 brothers in service.
David E Hoard, general debility.
Geo M Burlingame, "         "
Edw D Parkins,        "         "
Jared Caple, lame knee.
W W Philips, no teeth.
N W Stevens, in service March 3d 1863.
William Edwards, Commuted.
Freeman Elliott, Commuted.
Lorenzo Witter, Substituted.

ANDOVER.
Wm C Lever, organic disease heart.
H T Stephens, loss of left great toe.
Spencer Scribner, chronic disease of kidney.
M Williams, broken arm,
T Baker, general debility.
Wm Hardy, disease of lungs.
Wm A Clark, asthma.
M Kemp, splay foot. .
P Gilden, aged and infirm parents.
M Bapham, general debility.
John Lambert, diseased lungs,
John Harpse, chronic disease of kidney.
L D Hunt, aged and infirm parents.
L Pingary, loss of teeth.
B F Brown, dislocation of right clavicle.
J H Kemp, deformed foot.

WELLSVILLE.
Wm J Crane, gun shot in breast.
Merritt Mackin, cavity in right lung.
Pliny Parker, varicose veins.
C Farrand, large wound in left leg,
I M Moser, epilepsy.
J Porter, diseased lungs,
W J Simpson, general debility.
Edward Mackin, splay foot.
John Arnold, varicose veins,
Uriah Goodenough, general debility.
Bart J Coats, stiff great toe.
John Reve, tumor of the neck.
Chauncy Isabell, general debility.
F T Fisher, loss of teeth.
M J Torry, father of motherless children.
C Horn, over age.
C Peinke, alien.
H S Woolsey, non resident.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of New York, Aug. 1st, 1863.

ALFRED.
John O'Hara, Alienage.
George G. Green, father of motherless children.
Jerome M. Potter, only son of infirm parents.
Isaac M. Lewis, contracted chest.
Jarvis S. Kenyan, Epileptic fits.
William E Callow, asthma.
Sylvester S. Hamilton, distortion of right wrist.
Albert H. Spencer, two members of family in service.
Hanson C. Potter, father of motherless children.
Sihar Sisson, idiocy.
Albert E Cottrell, only son of widow.
John P. Lambert, diseased lungs.
Gabriel Cornelius 2d, idiocy.
Elisha E. Doty, hemoptosis.
Loren W. Collins, scroffulous ulceration of skin.
Silas C. Burdick, los sof teeth.
James N Kemp, idiocy.
Edward N Green, loss of teeth.
Robert Miles, tuberculoses.
George W. Chadwick, only son of aged parents.

ALMOND.
Andrew J. Allen, tuberculous.
John B. Stewart, loose cartilage knee joint.
Elia Phinney, general debility.
S. P. Cathell, fracture elbow.
Paul B. Perkins, general debility.
Samuel Karr, asthma.
Albert Larkin, loss of teeth.
Edwin Whitney, asthma.
Frauds Parsons, general debility.
W. H. Hathaway, loss of teeth.
Joseph Straight, stiff toe.
Joseph L. Corey, general debility.
George Youngs, fractured ribs.
Wm. Fishbee, general dibility [sic].
A. C. Burdick. deformed under jaw and lame hip.
W. Hazley, loss of three toes.
Wm. D. Goff, general debility.
John C. Vincent       do.
Wm. T. Lindcay, contracted chest.
Geo. W. Fieth. deformed chest.
S. M. HARMON,
Capt.'n, and Provost Marshal, and
President Board of Enrollment.

List of Drafted men in Allegany Co. exempted from service for physical disability, upon examination by the Board of Enrollment of the 27th Congressional District of. New York, August 14, 1863.

RUSHFORD.
Henry Elmer, ulcerated bunion on great toe
J W Gordon, anchylosis of ankle joint
Luther White, fractured condyles left humeras
Levi L Benjamin, general debility
Lyman Barber, affidavits
H R Palmer, impaired movement, hip joint
Charles A Woodruff gunshot wound of right knee
Barnes Blanchard, edema of lungs
David W Thomas, amenia of left leg
William Wing, general debility
Jeptha Parish, non-resident
James Bell, father elects to be exempt
Andrew Walker, only son of a widow
George Bresler, motherless children
Mahew F Ames, imbecility
James Hogan, alineage
John Cashen,       "
Daniel Nobles, opacity of cornea.
Lloyd Nichols, anchylosis of elbow
Oliver S Vreeland, osteo myletis

BELFAST.
John H Sanders, wasting of left arm from fractured humoris
Wallace Byrns, fractured cordyles
Green Milford. inguinal hernia
David Clapp,            "
Charles Sounsberry, "
Charles M Gleason, fractured tibia
Edward L Buckley, pulmonary tubercle osis
Edwin Eastwood, hemorrhagic phetisis
Benjamin Willis, mitral regurgitation
Timothy O Keefe, unsuitableness of age
Samuel A Mapes, disease of heart
Albert Brainard, dropsy
John W Shippey, aged and infirm parents
Michael Dumford, unsuitableness of age
John Marvin,                       "
William McAllister, only son and support of aged and infirm parents
James Adams, lame hip received in service

CANEADEA.
Cephas Peckham, inflamation of first lumbar vertebrae
Andrew J Cross, permanent contraction of great toe_
Albert H Johnson excessively deformed chest
John L Madison, inguinal hernia
Edmund K Sweatland, diseased lungs
Darwin Breece, loss of teeth
James O Hutchins, apchylosis of right knee
Alexander Anderson, general debility
John R McDonald, alineage
Stephen Davis, jr., only son of aged parents
Patrick Hogan, unsuitableness of age
Ephraim Ballard, only son of aged parents
Ambrose Johnson, only son of indigent parents
Albert O Benjamin, unsuitableness of age
Henry VanCampen, in service March 3d 1863
Joel B Curtis, injury of spine received in service
Theodore Lansing, stammering
Jackson O Griffin, double fracture of humoris

CANEADEA.
Samuel G Kingsbury, only son of a widow
Edwin Winchell, inguinal hernia
Charles Jennings,         "
Charles G. Anderson,   "
George H Cole, feeble constitution from chronic diarrhoea
Benjamin Lee, loss of thumb right hand
John W. Bullock, feeble constitution from diseased lungs
John Bentley, tubercul osis
Gardner C Smith, hemorrhage of lungs
Emmons Snyder, two members of family now in service
James Bennett, inguinal hernia
S. M. HARMON,
Capt'n and Provost Marshal, and
President Board of Enrollment.

LETTER FROM JUDGE GROVER.
ANGELICA, Aug. 17, 1863.
Editor of the Advertiser:
SIR:—I have been shown an editorial article in your paper of this morning, purporting to be a reply to an editorial of the Reporter of this village, in which you make an unjust and unfounded attack upon me. You state that:—"The acts of the Board of Enrollment should be judged upon their own merits, and not with reference to differences between MARTIN GROVER and WILKES ANGEL. From all we can learn many of these charges have risen out of the fact that WILKES ANGEL is the friend of the Provost Marshal, and that MARTIN GROVER is not the friend of WILKES ANGEL. There may or may not be good cause for these differences. But be that as it may they cannot justify any such attacks upon the Board of Enrollment. Judge GROVER should seek some other method of destroying the influence of Senator ANGEL than by indulging in wholesale and unfounded denunciations of the Provost Marshal who happens to be his friend, and by connecting Mr. ANGEL with the charges against the Provost Marshal attempt to involve them both in common ruin. If these are the motives which have induced the wholesale charges against the Board of Enrollment and roused up such a feeling of excitement in Allegany county most certainly the charges should be closely scanned before implicit faith is placed upon them. We do not say that such is the case, but we are so informed, and there is at least a color of evidence to substantiate the position."—I shall not take time in exposing the utter ridiculousness of the above charge. I do not believe that any sensible man on earth can for a moment believe that an excitement can be got up in Allegany or elsewhere, founded upon false charges, made by one known not to have been near Elmira, where there had been from fifteen to fifty men there from nearly every town in the county, who had been witnesses of all that had been transacted. No! You can hardly believe this yourself. You must be satisfied, whatever you may choose to say, that I have more sense than to make such an attempt.
Let me assure you there is not one particle of truth in it. Rumors of unfairness reached this place before any from this town were examined. To these rumors I paid no heed—regarding them as probably groundless, and resulting from the disappointment of interested parties. It was not until I was credibly informed, that Mr. JAMES E. MATHEWS, of this place, and others from this county, were at Elmira levying money from numerous drafted men, from different towns, in various sums, frequently more than one hundred dollars per man, that I felt it a duty seriously to inquire into the matter; and whereupon such enquiry I learned that in the town of Birdsall eighteen were drawn and but one accepted; that in Burns thirty five were drawn, and but not three were accepted, I felt it to be the duty of every good and loyal citizen to act promptly, with a view to arrest, if possible, such a purse of proceedings. I may have ... injudicious; but I then and now think that the course taken was eminently proper to attain the end in view. I entertained my own opinions as to the competency of the Board, and in view of the facts, I have expressed such opinion fearlessly.
I have never claimed, nor do I now, that there was anyone who pretended that he had paid money to the Board. Had there been such, I should have taken a different course. I am much gratified, however, to learn that in the few towns examined since the meetings here and elsewhere in the county, much better results have been obtained from the workings of the Board, and as far as I can learn, no complaint as to them exists. I feel compensated for your attack, by the public good thus obtained, in which, but for your attack, I should have felt I had no share worth naming.
You will, perhaps, be surprised, when I assure you that I have no hostility to senator Angel, except what originates from his energetic support of the Broadway, and Crosstown Railroad Bills, and other kindred measures, in the legislature. These measures I regard as exceedingly wrong in principle, and the means resorted to, to pass them through the legislature did not in the least degree mitigate my opposition. As to his influence, I wish it were ten times more extensive, if uprightly exerted to the promotion of the public welfare.
I know that Matthews has returned home, and am informed that the others who were collecting money from the men, have done the same. This is a good omen for the future. I regard it the duty of all men to expose wrong in public affairs, and wish the Board had not advertised, through your paper, their intention to annul the exemption papers of those who paid money; then nearly all could have been ascertained—as it is, the whole truth will not be known until a day, perhaps far in the future; but be assured that the cases published by you, are but a small portion of those known here. Under the circumstances, you will not deny me the justice of publishing this communication—Yours Truly,
MARTIN GROVER.

—We publish the above communication from Judge GROVER with pleasure. We had no thought in our article, to which he refers, of making an "attack" on him, and we much regret that he has so construed our remarks. We assure him that they were neither written nor intended in the light of an attack on him any more than on Senator ANGEL, but only as a possible explanation in some degree of the extraordinary excitement prevailing Allegany county. So far as anything we have said may be construed into an attack on Judge GROVER, or anybody else in Allegany county, we cheerfully and fully retract it. We have no feeling against any one, and have only been actuated by a desire to save the Board of Enrollment from unjust accusations.

Corruption in the draft.
A meeting has been held at Angelica, Allegany county, of which Martin Grover, a well known Republican was chairman, to denounce the iniquitious manner in which the draft has been conducted in the Alleghany district. The
resolutions adopted denounce with unsparing severity the conduct of the
Board, and assert that the "people have a right to demand of the government  a capable and upright Provost Marshal, and a qualified, sober and honest Surgeon," from which we infer the meeting was of the opinion that they did not have such. A committee of nine was appointed to investigate the alleged cases of fraud and expose them.
The Elmira Gazette, referring to these proceedings, says:
The fact is notorious that the Board has been surrounded by a lot of harpies, who to all appearance enjoyed the confidence of its members, and who have made it their business to secure, for a consideration, certificates of exemption for drafted men. These men are here to-day plying their vocation. Their business is and has been well known to the Board, and yet they would have the public believe that everything is right inside the Provost Marshal's office.
The truth is this Military Depot has been a sink of corruption and iniquity since the first contract was given out under the authority of Van Valkenburg.
I t has been a continuous system of cheating; robbing and fraud are carried on for the benefit of the peculiar friends of the poor darkey, whose patriotism must be paid for. It is but an epitome of what has been carried on since the commencement of the war, and will be carried on so long as the contractors and speculators can prolong it, commencing with members of the Administration and extending through all the ramifications of its service.

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