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No. 45.

New Orleans, June 21, 1862.

All correspondence with the Governors of States, by the officers of this Department, in relation to promotions and appointments of officers in the several corps in this command, must be transmitted through these Headquarters, and not otherwise, in order that the Commanding General may add his own testimony as to the merit or demerit of the application.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 46.

New Orleans, June 26, 1862.

All the property in New Orleans belonging to Gen. D. E. Twiggs, and of his minor son, the income of which he has received under the charge of his agent, H. W. Palfrey, Esq., consisting of real estate, bonds, notes of hand, Treasury notes of the United States, slaves, household furniture, etc., is hereby sequestered, to be held to await the action of the United States Government.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 47.

New Orleans, July 2, 1862.

Commanding Officers of Posts within this Department will only order the sales or free distribution of army provisions in extreme cases of destitution, to prevent starvation, and then only in small quantities, the order stating the amount ordered to be sold or distributed.

He will immediately report the order, by copy, to the Headquarters of the Dc. partment, and all distributions now being made will, on the receipt of this order, be so reported.

The Commissaries making these distributions will report weekly to their com manding officers the amount of stores issued, and the number of persons issued to, with an account of sales, a duplicate of which will be sent to the Chief Commissary of the Department.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

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