War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 1092 Chapter XXXIX. N. C., VA., W. VA., MAD., PA., ETC.

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3d. The Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance will give instructions to the several arsenals charged with the supply of troops under the circular of March 31, 1863, approved by the Secretary of War, to regulate issues accordingly. All issues are to be made on requisitions approved by the chief of ordnance of the army or department requiring the supplies, except in cases of evident emergency.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.