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the Confederate States: Provided, That the number of men so enlisted does not increase the Marine Corps beyond the strength authorized by law.

SEC. 2. That if any person who has been or is about to enrolled for service in the Army shall, at any time before being assigned to any company, declare to the enrolling or commanding officer that he prefers being enrolled for service in the Navy or the Marine Corps, it shall be the duty of the said officer to enroll such person for the service which he may prefer, and to transmit to the Secretary of the Navy a list of the persons so enrolled.

SEC. 3. That from and after the passage of this act, the pay of sailors and marines shall be increased four dollars per month.

Approved October 2, 1862.

II. Transfers from the military to the naval service will be effected in the presence of an enrolling officer or an officer of the Navy, in order that when the soldier is in due form discharged from the Army he shall be at once enrolled and received into the Navy.

III. The following form may be used in all cases of discharge, to be signed as required by the eleventh Article of War. orders for discharge emanating from this office will be considered simply the authority thereon to grant the discharge and not the discharge itself:

SOLDIER'S DISCHARGE.

To all whom it may concern:

Know ye, that --- ---, a --- of Captain --- company, --- Regiment of --- ---, who was enlisted the --- day of ---, one thousand eight hundred and ---, to serve ---, is hereby honorably discharged from the Army of the Confederate States.

Said --- was born in ---, in the State of ---, is --- years of age, --- feet --- inches high, --- complexion, --- eyes, --- hair, and by occupation, when enlisted, a ---.

Given at --- this --- day of ---, 186-.

By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

A comparative view of commissary supplies and resources presents this state of things:

Pounds.

Bacon on hand October, 1861. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,031,960

October, 1862. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,154,366

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Surplus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,123,406

Calculation of bacon from last fall's purchase, being

product of 249,000 hogs, at 180 pounds per hog, and

53 per cent. thereof in bacon, being purchases made

in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. . 23,754,600

Same, this fall, being product of 150,000 hogs

purchased in Tennessee, at 150 pounds per hog, and 53

per cent. thereof in bacon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,925,000

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Deficit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,829,600

From this deficit must be deducted the hogs to be

killed in North Carolina and in Virginia. From all

sources in both States the amount cannot exceed 20,000

hogs; but at the same rates as the last stated items

it will amount to. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,590,000

Add excess of bacon an hand October, 1862, above that

on hand in October, 1861, amounting, as stated above,

to. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,123,406

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Making the total deduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,713,406

This last amount from the deficit before stated leaves

a clear deficit of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,116,194