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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 4, Part 1 (Prisoners of War)
Page 157 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

also avoid the necessity of written passes, thus adding to the comfort as well as to the security of the prisoners.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. FREEDLEY,

Captain, Third Infantry.

[Inclosure.]

Articles of agreement entered into this 16th day of June, 1862.

between Ninian W. Edwards, captain and commissary of subsistence in the U. S. volunteer service, on the one part, and Edwin S. Fowler, of the county of Sangamon, State of Illinois of the other part.

This agreement witnesseth that the said Ninian W. Edwards for and on behalf of the United States of America, and the said Edwin S. Fowler his heirs, executors and administrators, have covenanted and agreed with each other as follows, to wit:

1. That the said Edwin S. Fowler, his heirs, executors and administrators shall supply or cause to be supplied and issued at Camp Butler and Springfield, Ill., all of the rations to consist of the articles hereinafter specified that shall be required for the use of the U. S. troops, prisoners of war or others entitled to draw rations from the United States that are or may be at either of said posts, to be delivered and issued in suitable packages without charge on the provision return or in bulk at the option of the Government, commencing on the 21st of June 1862, and ending on the 31st of December, 1862, or such earlier day as the commissary-general may direct.

2. That the articles comprising the rations and the prices to be paid therefor are as follows, to with (to 100 rations):

Cents.

75 pounds of bacon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . per found. . . . . 4 1/2

Or 125 pounds of fresh beef. . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . . . 4

137 1/2 pounds of fresh baker's bread. . . do. . . . . . . . . . 2 3/4

Or 125 pounds of corn-meal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . per bushel. . . 20

Or 100 pounds of pilot bread. . . . . . . . . . . . per pound. . . . 3

Or 137 1/2 pounds of flour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . 2 3/4

10 pounds of green coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . 14

Or 8 pounds of fine-ground coffee. . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . 14

10 pounds of rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . 5

Or 10 pounds of hominy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . 1

15 pounds of sugar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . 8

1 gallon of vinegar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . per gallon. . . . . . . 6

1 1/4 pounds Star candles. . . . . . . . . . . per pound. . . . . . . 10

2 quarts salt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . per quart. . . . . . . . 1

8 quarts beans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

42 84/100 pounds potatoes. . . . . . . . . . . per bushel. . . . . . . 24

Molasses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . per gallon. . . . . . 42

4 pounds of soap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . per pound. . . . . . . 4 1/2

3. When several articles compose the rations the officer making the requisition shall have power to require either article.

4. The said Edwin S. Fowler his heirs, executors and administrators shall supply, deliver and issue hospital supplies and any other articles that may be required at the lowest wholesale prices, to be delivered by said Edwards, and shall furnish the U. S. officer any of the articles at the rate above specified.

5. All of the articles shall be of the first quality and shall be approved by the commanding officer, the commissary at the post or said Edwards, and payment shall be made as per advertisement for proposals.

6. That in case of failure or deficiency in the quality or quantity of any of the articles to be issued then the said Edwards or the commis-


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