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4. Officers who are not doing duty as quartermasters, who are not disbursing money, but who are responsible for public property received from the Quartermaster's Department, such as horses, clothing, camp and garrison equipage, &c., will only forward to the Quartermaster's Department, such as horses, clothing, camp and garrison equipage, &c., will only forward to the Quartermaster-General the monthly returns of the property for which they are accountable, accompanied by vouchers. This includes company commanders, who should hereafter transmit their returns of clothing and other quartermaster's property to the Quartermaster-General monthly, instead of quarterly.

5. All officers doing duty i the Quartermaster's Department are also required to make out and forward to the Quartermaster- General on the first day of each month a personal report, giving their post-office address and a statement of the duty upon which they have been employed since their last report.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 5, 1863.

On the application of a provost-marshal for military aid in the performance of the duties imposed on him by law, the commanding officer of a military department will furnish such force as he may deem necessary. If he cannot supply the force asked for, or does not deem it necessary, he will immediately so inform the provost-marshal in order that the latter may properly advise the Provost-Marshal-General.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 166.

Washington, June 6, 1863.

The allotment commissioners appointed by His Excellency Horatio Seymour, Governor of New York, under the act of the Legislature of the State of New York to promote enlistments, passed the 17th of April, 1863, are hereby recognized by the War Department as on equal footing with the allotment commissioners of the United States in all armies, detachments, and posts; and all commanders, paymasters, and officers in the service are directed to respect and treat them accordingly.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR

WAR DEPT., PROV. March GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 18. Washington, D. C., June 6, 1863.

1. All requisitions for clothing, camp and garrison equipage,arms, &c., for the companies of the Invalid Corps must be made on the usual printed forms of the departments, and will state, both on the indorsement and on the inside, that they are for the use of the Invalid