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and from the penalties of which treasonable acts he asks to be relieved, and further stating that this application is made with the true intent and purpose on his part of faithfully and loyally supporting the Government of the United States, and without any reservation.

3. Upon such petition the said general officer, being satisfied that the application is in good faith and that the applicant is within the provisions of the amnesty proclamation and orders relating thereto, shall indorse his order directing his provost-marshal to administer the amnesty oath.

4. Upon such order the provost-marshal shall administer to the applicant the prescribed oath and shall give him a certificate stating that such person is admitted to amnesty for the specific acts set forth in such a petition of such date, filed and numbered in his office, and for no other acts whatever.

5. All such petitions, orders, and oaths will be forwarded to the provost-marshal-general at the end of each month, to be forwarded to the provost-marshal-general at New Orleans, there to be numbered, filled, and registered. The provost-marshal will keep a record of the persons to whom he shall administer the amnesty oath.

6. Any material false statement or omission in such petitions will invalidate the protection of the amnesty at any time when discovered, and subject the party making such false statement to trial for his former treasonable acts.

7. The oath and certificate will be executed in duplicate, one copy to be delivered to the person admitted to amnesty and one to be sent to the provost-marshal-general as above directed.

8. Proper forms will be furnished by the provost-marshal-general.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:


Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, No. 55. Barrancas, Fla., March 8, 1865.

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3. Lieutenant-Colonel Spurling, with 100 dismounted men of the Second Maine Cavalry, will be in readiness to embark on the steamer Matamoras on a secret expedition at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, the 9th instant, well armed, with one day's rations. Lieutenant-Colonel Spurling will received his instructions from the commanding general.

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By command of Brigadier-General Asboth:


First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. 1ST DIV.,13TH ARMY CORPS, AND U. S. FORCES, No. 11. Dauphin Island, Ala., March 8, 1865.

The following-named officers are announced on the staff of brigadier-general commanding the division, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Captain R. G. Curtis, assistant adjutant-general; Surg. J.