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affidavit that the names of the owners, the quantities, descriptions, and values of the merchandise, are correctly stated in said invoices, true copies of which shall be annexed to and filed with the affidavit; and that the marks on the packages are correctly stated in the application, and that the packages contain nothing except as stated in the invoices; that the merchandise so permitted shall not, nor shall any part thereof, be disposed of by him, or by his authority, connivance, or assent, in violation of the terms of the permit, and that neither the permit so granted nor the merchandise to be transported shall be so used or disposed of by him, or by his authority, connivance, or assent, as in any way to give aid, comfort, information, or encouragement to persons in insurrection against the United States. All affidavits required by these Regulations or by Local Rules shall be taken before a Supervising, Assistant or Local Special Agent, or some other authorized officer.
XIII. No certificate shall be given by a Local Special Agent in Certificate of Local
a State declared in insurrection, for purchase of goods Special Agent, to for resale, except to parties having trade stores under whom given, and authority from the Supervising Special Agent, or Asno permit with out certificate,
sistant Special Agent designated by him, as here. except for fruits, inafter provided; and no permit shall be granted to vegetables, &c.
transport merchandise into any such State, unless authorized by such certificate; except that fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, ice, poultry, eggs, fresh butter, coal, wood, hay and other forage, beef-cattle, sheep, hogs and household goods of families moving, may be permitted by the officers named in Regulation VI, to go to any not blockaded military post, fleet, or naval vessel, of the United States forces, without such certificate but under careful discretion to prevent abuse of the exception. XIV. After a Trade District in any Agency shall be designated,
as aforesaid, persons of well-ascertained loyalty, de. Application for au
thority to continue siring to continue or establish trade stores therein, or establish trade may make application in writing to the proper Sustores, to whom pervising Special Agent, or to such Assistant Special and how made.
Agent as he shall designate for that purpose, setting forth the locality of the proposed trade store, and will make and attach to such application an affidavit that he is in all respects true to the Government of the United States; that he will faithfully conform to the Proclamations and orders of the President of the United States and of the military Governors and Generals exercising authority under him, and to Departmental Regulations authorized by law, and that he will at all times by his conduct and conversation, and by every other means he can properly use, aid in suppressing the rebellion and restoring obedience to the constitution and laws of the United States. The Supervising Special Agent, or the officer designated by him, will inquire into the character of the applicant and circumstances of the locality, and if deemed expedient will authorize him to sell at said trade store an amount of goods per month specified in the Authority,
A copy of the Authority shall be filed with the Local Special Agent nearest the trade store, who shall thereby be authorized to give the Trader certificates amounting in the aggregate to the specified monthly sum, and upon which, goods, wares, and merchandise not prohibited by Regulations or Local Rules may be permitted by the proper Collector or Surveyor to be transported to such trade store. Great care will be exercised by the Supervising Special Agent, and Assistant Special Agent designated by bim, to so limit the number of stores and quantities of goods to be permitted as to prevent undue accumulation of supplies at such stores; and every Trader, before receiving his Authority, shall be required to execute a bond to the United States in a penalty, and with sureties to be approved by the Agent granting the Authority, conditioned that he will not transport goods to any place other than to said trade store, or engage directly or indirectly in any prohibited trade; and that no part of the goods transported by him shall, with his knowledge or assent, or by his connivance, be so used or disposed of as to give aid or encouragement to the insurgents; and also conditioned that no inilitary, naval, or civil officer or person prohibited by law or by order of the President, or of military or naval commanders having proper authority, from being interested in the property purchased or sold by him, shall be so interested therein.
and file and
XV. Authorized Traders, (except in the cities of Memphis and
Nashville and such other cities or towns as may be Authorized traders not
liereafter designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, wholesale, ex. with the concurrence and approval of the General comcept in Mem- manding Department,) shall not sell goods to others to ville. To keep be resold by them; but shall sell only to persons for true accounts their own individual, family, or plantation use, upon
presentation of the permit for transportation thereof Penalty
of the proper Local Special Agent, as provided in Reguviolating lations XVI and XVII. In Memphis, Nashville, and Regulatious or other cities after designation as above, authorized Local Rules.
traders may sell goods to other traders for purpose of resale, upon the certificate of the proper Local Special Agent. Persons and families residing in Memphis, Nashville, and other cities after designation thereof as above, may purchase supplies for their own consumption at any trade store therein without any permit or certificate; but goods so sold shall not be transported out of said cities, except under permit of the proper officer, to be issued only upon the certificate of the Local Special Agent, as provided in Regulation XVI. All authorized Traders shall keep true accounts of all their sales, with the name and residence of each purchaser, and the date and amount of every sale, and shall file and preserve all cancelled permits under which goods have been transported, and copies of all permits under which sales have been made; and their books, invoices, accounts
, cancelled permits, and copies of permits, shall be open to inspection of the Supervising Special Agent, or Assistant Special Agents under his direction. If any such Trader shall violate any Regulation or Local Rule, his Authority shall be re. voked by the Supervising Special Agent, or Assistant Special Agent by him designated, and said revocation reported to the Secretary, and his stock in trade seized and forfeited to the United States.
XVI. The purchase and transportation of individual, family, and
plantation supplies may be permitted by a Local Special Special Agents
Agent, from any trade store in that part of a Trade Dismay
permit trict for which he is appointed to the home of the supplies, and applicant therein, upon application to him by the head
cone of the family or such other person as shall be authorized ditions.
by him or her in writing : provided, that the applicant shall make affidavit, and the agent shall be satisfied, that the supplies applied for are necessary for the use and consumption of such person or family during the two months next ensuing the date of the affidavit; that no part thereof will be sold or otherwise disposed of by him or her, or by his or her assent, except for use of such person or family; and that, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, no application has been made for any permit for the same or like supplies to any other officer or Agent, and that no supplies for the period mentioned have been or are expected to be otherwise obtained; and no one person shall be recognized as representing more than six families.
Such transportation may also be permitted by any authorized Col. Authorized Col. lector or Surveyor out of the District for which the Local
lector and Sur- Special Agent is appointed, upon his certificate and veyor may also recommendation, granted upon the same application permit supplies
and affidavit as above required.
when and on what conditions.
XVII. Persons or families residing without the lines of the Trade
District, but within the lines of a Supply District, may Conditions upon procure supplies on the certificate of the nearest Local which parties Special Agent that the supplies specified therein are
Districts may ob necessary for the use and consumption of such person tain suppiies. or family for a period of time not exceeding the month
ensuing. All applications for such certificate must be made personally to the proper Local Special Agent by such person, or a member of such family, or other person authorized by the head of the family; and the applicant shall make and file with him an afidavit that the supplies applied for are necessary for the use and consumption of the person or family for the time specified, not exceed. ing one month next ensuing; that no part thereof will be sold or otherwise disposed of by him or her, or by his or her assent, except for the use of such person or family, and that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief no application has been made for the same or like supplies to any other officer or Agent, and that no supplies for the period mentioned have been or are expected to be otherwise obtained; and no person shall be recognized as representing more than six families. The certificate so obtained must be presented
to the nearest Collector or Surveyor, who, upon being satisfied that it has been properly granted. will issue a permit to the holder for the transportation of the articles specified therein; but in cases where the supplies are purchased at a trade store, and there is no authorized Collector or Surveyor within five miles thereof, the Local Special Agent nearest to such trade store may grant such permit, retaining the certificate and delivering the permit to the applicant. Except in cases mentioned in this Regulation and Regulation XVI, no permit will be granted by any Local Special Agent.
XVIII. Upon the request of the General commanding DepartWhen trade store ment, the proper Supervising Special Agent may may be author. authorize the establishment of one or more trade ized in Supply stores in any city or town of a Supply District, under
the same Regulations as trade stores are established in Trade Districts, and subject to military orders; but the Authority to establish any such store may be revoked, and the store discontinued by the Supervising Special Agent whenever the public interest may require it.
XIX. After any Trade or Supply District shall have been estab.
lished, loyal and well-disposed persons residing therein When products may bring their products to market, unless prohibited
by Regulation, Rule, or military order, and may be perbrought market, and mitted by the proper Collector or Surveyor, on payment on what con- of prescribed fees, to sell the same for money other ditions
sup: than gold or silver, and to take back to their respective plies may be taken home. homes so much of the proceeds of products so sold in
individual, family, or plantation supplies, as shall be certified by the Local Special Agent nearest to the residence of such person to be necessary for the use or consumption of the individual, family, or plantation, for a period not exceeding two months next ensuing, if residing within the limits of a Trade District, or one month if within the limits of a Supply District; and any attempt to take back more than the quantity so certified will debar the party all further privilege to bring products to market or to trade.
XX. All proper and loyal persons may apply in the prescribed
form to the proper Supervising Special Agent, or an Products may be Assistant Special Agent designated by him, for authority
der prescribed to purchase, for money other than gold or silver, any of conditions. the products of the country within the lines of Na
tional military occupation in his Agency, except when treno prohibited by order of the General commanding Department or other uses special military order, and to transport the same to market; and-onbai making and filing with such Agent an affidavit, in the prescribed form, anze and executing a bond with penalty and sureties to be approved by said Agent, and conditioned that he will pay or secure all fees required by Regulations, that he will not purchase products at any place other than that named in the Authority, or engage directly or
indirectly in prohibited trade, and that no military, naval, or civil officer or person prohibited by law or by order of the President, or of military or naval commanders having proper authority, from being interested in the property purchased by him, shall be so interested therein—the Supervising Special Agent, or Assistant Special Agent designated by him, if he deems it expedient, may authorize the proper officer to permit, on payment or security of the prescribed fees, the purchase and transportation of products as applied for, except arti. cles prohibited. Upon presentation of such Authority to any officer named in Regulation VI, he may issue a permit for the purchase, transportation and sale of products specified, in pursuance of the terms of the Authority ; but before delivering it, he will require the prescribed fees to be paid, or a bond therefor to be executed to the United States with penalty, and sureties approved by him, condi. tioned that the fees for each shipment made under the permit shall be paid to bim or some other proper officer at the time or within ten days after such shipment shall be made; and that immediately after the making of any shipment by land or water under the permit, notice of such shipment shall be forth with given to the officer issuing the permit, which notice shall specify the date and place of shipment, and contain or be accompanied by a description of the property and the marks thereon, and a statement of its destination and the route thereto; and that upon its arrival at any port where there is an officer of customs, a similar report shall be forth with made to him. If any person obtaining a permit, and paying the fees therefor, shall purchase or transport no merchandise under the same or a less quantity than is permitted, the fees paid, or the proper proportion thereof, shall be refunded on application and due showing to the proper Supervising Special Agent.
Any neglect on the part of the person permitted to purchase and transport, or of any one acting for him, to comply with Regulations and Local Rules, or with the conditions of the bond to the permit officer, shall work immediate forfeiture of all rights under the Authority or permit, and any property purchased or transported under the same after such neglect shall be forfeited to the United States.
XXI. Every permit to purchase or sell cotton, tobacco, or other
merchandise within any place or section in a State here. Conditions upon tofore declared in insurrection, after commercial interwhich permits to purchase course therewith shall have been permitted by the Sec. products may retary of the Treasury, and every permit to transport be issued.
the same thereto, therein, or therefrom, shall clearly define the character and quantity of the merchandise so permitted to be sold, purchased, or transported, and the place or section within which the same may be purchased or sold, and to and from which the same may be transported ; and each person shall, before receiving such permit, make affidavit that he is in all respects loyal and true to the government of the United States; that he will faithfully conform to the Proclamations and orders of the President of the United States, and of the Military Governors and Generals exercising authority under him, and to Departmental Regulations authorized by law; and that he will at all times, by his conduct and conversation, and by