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circumstances by the necessities of the service in their respective departments.

The companies thus relieved will be sent to Washington, Louisville, or Cairo, as may be most convenient, for final payment and muster out.

All artillery horses that may become surplus under the operation of this order will be sold in the department where they now are, and the guns of the companies that are to be discharged will be retained for the present within the department.

The number of public animals retained in service, both for artillery and transportation purposes, will be reduced, as far as possible, throughout the country, and all surplus animals will be sold.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 106.

Washington, June 2, 1865.

Department commanders will immediately, on the receipt of this order, relieve all general and staff officers whose services can be dispensed with within their respective commands, and order them to proceed without delay to their respective places of residence, and from there report by letter to the Adjutant- General of the Army.

Department commanders will report the names of all officers relieved by them under this order to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 107.

Washington, June 2, 1865.

REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS ON TRADE.

Ordered, That all military restrictions upon trade in any of the States of Territories of the United States, except in articles contraband of war--to wit, arms, ammunition, gray cloth, and all articles from which ammunition is manufactured; locomotives, cars, railroad iron, and machinery for operating railroads; telegraph wires, insulators, and instruments for operating telegraphic line--shall cease from and after the present date.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARRISBURG, June 2, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I was under the impression when I left Washington that the troops would be paid up to the date of their discharge. The paymasters here

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