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No. 17.

Nero Orleans, May 2, 1862.

The proprietors of the New Orleans True Delta having refused to print the proclamation of the Major General commanding this Department, the publication of that paper is suspended until further orders.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

GEO. C. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 18.

New Orleans, May 3, 1862.

General Orders No. 17, current series, from these Headquarters, suppressing the publication of the True Delta newspaper, is hereby revoked, and its publication, under the limitations expressed in the proclamation of the 1st inst., is permitted.

The Commanding General, having demonstrated the ability of his officers and soldiers to do everything necessary for the success of his plans without aid from any citizen of New Orleans, and shown the uselessness of aimless and unavailing opposition by the people, desires to interfere no further with that press.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

GEO. C. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 19.

Neup Orleans, May 3, 1862.

The Commanding General of this Department has been informed that there is now at Mobile a stock of four purchased by the city of New Orleans for the subsistence of its citizens. The suffering condition of the poor of this city, for the want of this flour, appeals to the humanity of those having authority on either side.

For the purpose of the safe transmission of this flour to this city, the Commanding General orders and directs that a safe conduct be afforded to a steamboat, to be laden with the saine, to this place. This safe conduct shall extend to the entire protection of this boat in coming, reasonable delay for discharge and return to Mobile. The boat will take no passengers save the owners and keepers of the flour, and will be subject to the strict inspection of the Harbor Master detailed from these Headquarters, to whom its master will report its arrival.

The faith of the city is pledged for the faithful performance of the requirements of this order, on the part of the agent of the city authorities, who will be allowed to pass each way with the boat, giving no intelligence or aid to the Confederates.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

GEO. C. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant General.

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