Articles Quality Description Quantity Value
Hides Good Dry Per pound $0 20
Wool do Unwashed do 50
Cotton ......... Baled do 20
Work oxen Numbers 1 ......... Per yoke 125 00
Horses do Artillery Per head 400 00
Do Good Cavalry do 325 00
Mules Numbers 1 ........ do 375 00
Do 2nd class ......... do 300 00
Wagons Good Road ........ 400 00
Do 2nd class ......... ........ 350 00
Ambulances Good Two-horse ........ 325 00
Whisky do ......... Per gallon 3 00
Jeans Colored Half wool Per yard 4 00
Cotton .......... Stripped or do 3 00
Do .......... Plain Per pair 2 50
Socks Good Woolen Each 1 00
Hats do Do 4 00
In making the schedule of prices, the commissioners have done the best they could with the lights before them. Notwithstanding their advertisement in all the State papers, calling upon quartermasters, commissaries, and the citizens for information, we have received nothing excepting from officers at this post. Under these circumstances, there are doubtless defects. Our aim has been to do justice to the Government as well as to the holders of all articles necessary for army purposes. The schedule may occasionally work a hardship; so may all general laws or regulations. We would suggest to officers the propriety of making their purchase of any article in that region in which it is most abundant, and at the same time to avoid stripping one section so that prices there will put necessaries out of the reach of the families of the soldiers and of the poor. We still solicit information as to the value and supply of commodities from officers and citizens from all portions of the State.
Address us at Marshall or Rusk.
W. R. D. WARD,
FRANK E. WILLIAMS,
OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, DIST. OF TEXAS, &C.,
Houston, Tex., September 5, 1863.
Captain EDMUND P. TURNER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Piedmont springs, Tex.:
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith, for the information of the major-general commanding, copies of telegrams dated 4th instant, from Major J. C. Stafford, quartermaster, relative to supplies and movements of the army in command of Brigadier-General Mouton, &c., also copy of my reply to same, which I have taken the liberty to send, trusting it will meet the approval of the major-general commanding.
Major, and Chief Quartermaster, District of Texas, &c.
September 4, 1863.
Major B. BLOOMFIELD:
The train left two ago, loaded with the stores to be stored at the three depots established by me, which have been built and finished.