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having charge of employees and bakeries, to which the savings respectively pertain, in the following manner :

15. The commissary with whom these savings are left, shall in such case make out a bill of purchase, on form No. 18, Subsistence Department [Notes,] and certify that he has not paid for the same. These bills of purchase, at cost price, of articles will be paid by the officers or agents in charge of the principal subsistence depots within this command, or by any commissary having funds for the purpose.

16. The commissary who holds the savings will take up the stores left with him on his next Return of Provisions as " Company Savings."

17. The purchase bills will be made out in triplicate, one to be kept by the officer taking up the surplus [to accompany his return of Provisions for the month]. and two to be presented to the officer who pays the bills.

18. The bills for company savings must be approved by the commanding officer of the regiment or detachment to which the company belongs; those for the savings of employees by the commander of the troops with whom the employees are serving, certified to by the Quartermaster or other officer having direction of the men; and those for savings of bakeries must be approved by the commanding officer of the troops to which the bakeries pertain, certified to by the officer in charge of the bakery.

19. The funds accumulated by the sales of rations pertaining to companies and employees will be strictly accounted for by company commanders and officers in charge of employees and bakeries, in accordance with paragraphs 163 to 207, Revised Army Regulations, 1861.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

R. S. DAVIS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

No. 27.

New Orleans, May 13, 1862.

It having come to the knowledge of the Commanding General that Friday next is proposed to be observed as a day of Fasting and Prayer, in obedience to some supposed proclamation of one Jefferson Davis, in the several churches of this city. it is ordered that no such observance be had.

“Churches and religious houses are to be kept open as in time of profound peace," but no religious exercises are to be had upon the supposed authority above mentioned.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

GEO. C. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant General.

New Orleans, May 15, 1862.

No. 28.

As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded and held lialable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avoca1on.

BY COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER :

GEO C. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant General. Chief of Stuff.

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