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Alfred Merrill Transcript

To Adjutant General Hodsdon:

Sir:  There are in this town several men employed for the season who are residents of other towns but being here at the time the enrollment was made by the municipal officers, were enrolled here and also in the town of their residence. There are also men who have been here but a month or two, and intend to stay but a short time longer, Now I wish to know where these men will be holden for a draft. There are also several men from this town employed on the forts in Portland harbor, Are these men exempt from a draft? I would like some information from you with regard to these cases, unless a general order is to be issued for their regulation.

Yours with respect
Alfred Merrill, Orderly Sergt
New Falmouth
Aug 29/62

Answered
It is safe to enroll them all and they are entitled to exemptions they will be discharged.