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And he shall keep a record of all expenses incurred on account of said property; and if he be an Assistant Special Agent, he shall promptly transmit a full report of such appraisal proceedings and copies of all papers in the case, as prescribed and directed in Regulation V. X. In all cases where property of a perishable nature, whether
captured or abandoned, shall be collected or received Disposition of by the proper Agents of this Department, and its immeperishable pro; diate sale is required by the interest of all concerned, perty and such
be such Agent shall, where practicable, forward it without transported. delay to the nearest place designated by the Secretary
or by Regulation as a place of sale within a loyal State, consigned to the proper officer of this Department, who shall forthwith cause it to be sold at auction to the highest bidder; all such shipments to be accompanied by a statement as required by Regulation V.
If, from the character of the property, it shall be impracticable so to transport it, the Agent shall cause the same to be appraised by three disinterested persons, and to be sold at public auction, and promptly transmit a full report, as prescribed by Regulation V, together with the certificate of appraisal, taken in triplicate, and the account of sales, and hold the proceeds subject to the direction of the Supervising Special Agent for that Agency. XI. In case of furniture, family pictures, equipage, clothing, or
household effects, abandoned or captured, and colHouse furniture lected or received by Special Agents, they will and family effects.
cause the prescribed record thereof to be made and transmitted, and will store such property on the premises where found, whenever ít can be done with safety; otherwise they will cause it to be securely stored and properly marked and numbered, and report the facts to the Supervising Special Agent, and await forther directions. If left on the premises they will take a receipt therefor from the Agent, or person in possession, and transmit the same with the record. When such property cannot be safely left on the premises or stored with safety and due regard to economy, the Special Agent in charge shall cause the same to be appraised, disposed of, and reported, as provided in Regulation X, as to untransportable property. In case such property is in use at hospitals, or for any military purpose, they will cause such property to be appraised and treated as property required for public use, as directed in Regulation IX. XII. When property is liable to be lost or destroyed in conseSupervising
quence of its location being unknown to the Special Special Agents Agents, or from other causes, and parties propose, for may contract for compensation, to collect and deliver it into the hands collecting and of such agents at points designated by them, Superdelivery of erty by other vising Special Agents may contract, on behalf of the parties. United States, for the collection and delivery to them
of such property in their respective agencies, on the best possible terms, not exceeding twenty-five per cent. of the proceeds of the property, which percentage must be full compensation for all expenses, of whatever character, incurred in collecting, preparing, and delivering such property at the points designated. Prior to any such contract being made, the party proposing must submit in writing a statement of the kind and amount of property proposed to be collected, the locality whence to be obtained, and all the facts and circumstances connected with it, particularly as to its ownership. And any contract made in pursuance of this regulation must be in writing, and restricted to the collection and delivery of particular lots at named localities; or, when circumstances clearly justify it, to the general collection and delivery of all abandoned property in limited districts not greater in any case than one parish or county, and not more than one district to be assigned to one contractor. Before payment to any contractor under any contract made in pur
suance of this regulation, he shall execute a bond, with Bond to be given by con penalty equal to the amount stipulated to be paid to tractor indemni- him, and with sureties satisfactory to the Supervising fying the gov- Special Agent, indemnifying the United States against ernment.
all claims to the property delivered on account of dam. ages hy trespass, or otherwise occasioned by the act or connivance of the contractor, and against all claims that may arise on account of expenses incurred in the collection, preparation, and transportation of said property to the points designated in said contract. Should a case arise in the opinion of the Supervising Special Agent
justifying the payment of a larger percentage than one When larger per centage seems to quarter of the proceeds of the property, he will make be proper, agent a statement of the facts and circumstances and the to refer the case reasons in his opinion justifying such additional allowto the Secretary.
ance, and refer the same to the Secretary for instructions. And for the purpose of getting possession of and transporting to Local Special market as much of the captured and abandoned property Agents
as possible within the lines of the military forces of Agency Aids to the United States, Supervising Special Agents or be appointed.
Assistant Special Agents under their direction, will appoint and employ in their respective Agencies, at such per diem compensation as may be judged proper, subject to approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, such Local Special Agents and Agency Aids as may be necessary therefor, instructing them fully as to the execution of the duties respectively assigned to them. XIII. No property collected or received as captured or abandoned
under the act of March 12, 1863, shall be released by Agents not to release property,
any Agent except by special authority from the Secor permit its re- retary of the Treasury to any persons claiming ownmoval, or grant ership of such property ; nor shall any permit be given be Fincat liabili by such Agents to individuals to remove such property; ties not author. nor shall any liability be incurred or assumed, or conized by regula. tract be made on the part the United States by such tions.
Agents, except as authorized by these Regulations.
No personal favor shall in any case be extended to one individual or party rather than another.
XIV. Supervising Special Agents will pay or cause to be paid, out
of the general fund arising from the sale of all property penses to be paid. collected and received in their respective Agencies, all
expenses necessarily incurred in collecting, receiving, securing, and disposing of the same, including fees, taxes, freights, storage, charges, labor, and other necessary expenses, being careful to avoid all useless or indiscreet expenditures; and will charge each particular lot or parcel with the specific or proportionate amount of all such expenses as can be made specific or proportionate charges to each lot or parcel; and will also charge and retain out of the proceeds of each lot or parcel one and one half per centum thereof for the payment of such expenses connected with the collection, transportation, and sale, or other disposition thereof, as cannot be made specific or proportionate charges against each lot or parcel, or are not otherwise provided for, such as rents, compensation to clerks, or other employés, auctioneers, printing, and advertising, a carefully stated account of which will be kept by such Agents, showing in detail all expenses paid out of this fund arising from such charge; and unless un. avoidably prevented, they will take vouchers for all expenditures made under this Regulation, and transmit the same with their accounts. Of the balance, if any, of said one and one half per cent. remaining after defraying said expenses the several Supervising Special Agents may retain as compensation for extra care and responsibility a sym not exceeding one half of one per cent.; and with the remainder, if any, may reward extra services in collection and care of property, rendered by Agents and others.
XV. All property collected and received, other than such as is
described in Regulations X and XI, and such as may Property to be be appropriated to public use, shall be transported to transported to such places in the loyal States as shall be designated sold at auction. by the Secretary of the Treasury, as places of sale,
consigned to the Supervising Special Agent of the Agency in which it is collected or received, or to such other person as shall be specially authorized by the Secretary to receive the same, and shall there be sold by such Supervising Special Agent, or other person, at public auction to the highest bidder, for United States notes, pursuant to notice previously published of the time and place of sale. XVI. Each Supervising Special Agent or other person, as aforesaid,
shall make a full record of each lot or parcel of property Supervising Special Agents
coming to his possession, in the manner prescribed by to make report. Regulation V, and report the same, and all sales or
other disposition thereof, made by him, rendering a monthly account current of all his transactions to the Secretary, ac. companying the same with receipts or other vouchers for all moneys paid out by him. All balances remaining in his hands shall be deposited in the Treasury from time to time, as directed by the Secretary,
AUGUST 16, 1861.
By the President of the United States of America.
Whereas, on the fifteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixtyone, the President of the United States, in view of an insurrection against the Laws, Constitution, and Government of the United States, which had broken out within the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and in pursuance of the provisions of the act entitled “An act to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force for that purpose," approved February twenty-eight, seventeen hundred and ninety-five, did call forth the militia to suppress said insurrection, and to cause the laws of the Union to be duly executed, and the insurgents have failed to disperse by the time directed by the President ; and whereas such insurrection has since broken out, and yet exists, within the States of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas; and whereas the insurgents in all the said States claim to act under the authority thereof, and such claim is not disclaimed or repudiated by the persons exercising the functions of government in such State or States, or in the part or parts thereof in which such combinations exist, nor has such insurrection been suppressed by said States :
Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress approved July thirteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, do hereby declare that the inhabit. ants of the said States of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida, (except the inhabitants of that part of the State of Virginia lying west of the Alleghany mountains, and of such other parts of that State and the other States hereinbefore named as may maintain a loyal adhesion to the Union and the Constitution, or may be, from time to time, occupied and controlled by forces of the United States engaged in the dispersion of said insurgents,) are in a state of insurrection against the United States, and that all commercial intercourse between the same and the inhabitants thereof, with the exceptions aforesaid, and the citizens of other States and other parts of the United States is unlawful, and will remain unlawful until such insurrection shall cease or has been suppressed ; that all goods and chattels, wares and merchandise, coming from any of said States, with the exceptions aforesaid, into other parts of the United States, without the special license and permission of the President, through the Secretary of the Treasury, or proceeding to any of said States, with the exceptions aforesaid, by land or water, together with the vessel or vehicle conveying the same, or conveying persons to or from said States, with said exceptions, will be forfeited to the United States; and that, from and after fifteen days from the issuing of this Proclamation, all ships and vessels belonging in whole or in part to any citizen or inhabitant of any of said States, with said exceptions, found at sea, or in any port of the United States, will be forfeited to the United States ; and I hereby enjoin upon all district attorneys, marshals, and officers of the revenue and of the military and naval forces of the United States to be vigilant in the execution of said act, and in the enforcement of the penalties and forfeitures imposed or declared by it ; leaving any party who may think himself aggrieved thereby to his application to the Secretary of the Treasury for the remission of any penalty or forfeiture, which the said Secretary is authorized by law to grant if, in his judgment, the special circumstances of any case shall require such remission.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my band, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this sixteenth day of August, in
the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and of [L. S.]
the Independence of the United States of America the eightysixth.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President:
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.
JULY 1, 1862.
Now, therefore, be it known that I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the States of South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louis. iana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and the State of Virginia, except the following counties: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Pleas. ants, Tyler, Ritchie, Doddridge, Harrison, Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmore, Barbour, Tucker, Lewis, Braxton, Upshur, Randolph, Mason. Putnam, Kanawba, Clay, Nicholas, Cabell, Wayne, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, Webster, Fayette, and Raleigh, are now in iösurrection and rebellion, and by reason thereof the civil authority of the United States is obstructed so that the provisions of the