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Patriotic citi And whereas, evil disposed and disloyal persons at sundry places have enticed
aid and comfort to the enemy, and cruelly exposing the gallant and faithful
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War
April 4, 1865. To all whom these presents may concern:
WHEREAS, for some time past, evil-disposed persons have crossed the borders
of the United States, or entered their ports by sea from countries where they
of American citizens, as well in the cities as in the rural districts of the country: Rewards for Now, therefore, in the name and by the authority of the President of the the arrest of fel. United States, I do hereby make known that a reward of one thousand dollars ons from foreign will be paid, at this Department, for the capture of each of such offenders upon mitting felonies
his conviction by a civil or military tribunal, to whomsoever shall arrest and dein the United
liver such offenders into the custody of the civil or military authorities of the States.
United States. And the like reward will be paid, upon the same terms, for the
A reward of five hundred dollars will be paid, upon conviction, for the arrest
Given under my hand, and the seal of the Department of State, at (L. 8.] Washington, this fourth day of April, A. D. 1865.
WILLIAM H. SEWARD,
Secretary of State
April 29, 1865.
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, Washington, April 29, 1865. Being desirous to relieve all loyal citizens and well-disposed persons residing in insurrectionary states from unnecessary commercial restrictions, and to encourage them to return to peaceful pursuits,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED Restrictions on 1. That all restrictions upon internal, domestic, and coastwise commercial intrade in parts of tercourse be discontinued in such parts of the States of Tennessee, Virginia, states lately in rebellion, re
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and so moved.
much of Louisiana as lies east of the Mississippi River, as shall be embraced
machinery for operating railroads, telegraph wires, insulators, and instruments for operating telegraphic lines.
II. That all existing military and naval.orders in any manner restricting in- Former orders ternal, domestic, and coastwise commercial intercourse and trade, with or in the revoked. localities above named, be, and the same are hereby, revoked ; and that no military or naval officer, in any manner, interrupt or interfere with the same, or with any boats or other vessels engaged therein, under proper authority, pursuant to the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, Washington City, May 9, 1865. May 9, 1865. Ordered :
First. That all acts and proceedings of the political, military, and civil or The authority ganizations which have been in a state of insurrection and rebellion, within the of the United State of Virginia, against the authority and laws of the United States, and of States reëstab
lished in Vir.. which Jefferson Davis, John Letcher, and William Smith, were late the respec- ginia. tive chiefs, are declared null and void. All persons who shall exercise, claim, pretend, or attempt to exercise any political, military, or civil power, authority, jurisdiction, or right, by, through, or under Jefferson Davis, late of the city of Richmond, and his confederates, or under John Letcher, or William Smith, and their confederates, or under any pretended political, military, or civil commission or authority issued by them, or either of them, since the 17th day of April, 1861, shall be deemed and taken as in rebellion against the United States, and shall be dealt with accordingly.
Second. That the Secretary of State proceed to put in force all laws of the United States, the administration whereof belongs to the Department of State, applicable to the geographical limits aforesaid.
Third. That the Secretary of the Treasury proceed, without delay, to nominate for appointment, assessors of taxes and collectors of customs and internal revenue, and such other officers of the Treasury Department as are authorized by law, and shall put in execution the revenue laws of the United States within the geographical limits aforesaid. In making appointments the preference shall be given to qualified loyal persons residing within the districts where their respective duties are to be performed. But if suitable persons shall not be found, residents of the districts, then persons residing in other states or districts shall be appointed.
Fourth. That the Postmaster-General shall proceed to establish post-offices and post-routes, and put into execution the postal laws of the United States within the said state, giving to loyal residents the preference of appointment; but if suitable persons are not found, then to appoint agents, &c., from other states.
Fifth. That the district judge of said district proceed to hold courts within said state, in accordance with the provisions of the act of congress. The Attorney-General will instruct the proper officers to libel, and bring to judgment, confiscation, and sale, property subject to confiscation, and enforce the administration of justice within said state, in all matters civil and criminal within the cognizance and jurisdiction of the federal courts.
Sixth. That the Secretary of War assign such assistant provost - marshal general and such provost - marshals in each district of said state as he may deem necessary.
Seventh. The Secretary of the Navy will take possession of all public property belonging to the Navy Department within said geographical limits, and put in operation all acts of congress in relation to naval affairs having application to the said state.
Eighth. The Secretary of the Interior will also put in force the laws relating to the Department of the Interior.
Ninth. That to carry into effect the guarantee by the federal constitution of a republican form of state government, and afford the advantage and security of domestic laws, as well as to complete the reëstablishment of the authority and
Aid will be laws of the United States, and the full and complete restoration of
given to Gov. the limits aforesaid, Francis H. Pierpont, governor of the State of Virginia, ernor Pierpont
will be aided by the federal government, so far as may be necessary, in the lawful measures which he may take for the extension and administration of the state government throughout the geographical limits of said state.
In testimony whereof, I have bereunto set my hand, and caused the seal [L. 8.] of the United States to be affixed.
ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President:
W. HUNTER, Acting Secretary of State.
Nov. 24, 1865.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, November 24, 1865. Claims for the
General Orders No. 164. reward for the Ordered, That apprehension of 1. All persons claiming reward for the apprehension of John Wilkes Booth, Booth and others, Lewis Payne, G. A. Atzerodt, and David E. Harold, and Jefferson Davis, or to be filed before either of them, are notified to file their claims and their proofs with the adju. January 1, 1866.
tant-general, for final adjudication by the special commission appointed to award Ante, p. 756.
and determine upon the validity of such claims, before the first day of January Offers of re
next, after which time no claims will be received. wards for the ar
2. The rewards offered for the arrest of Jacob Thompson, Beverly Tucker, rest of Jacob George N. Saunders, William G. Cleary, and John H. Surratt, are revoked. Thompson and By order of the President of the United States : others revoked.
E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General
FOREGOING PUBLIC LAWS, RESOLUTIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AND
EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Acting Masters' Mates,
pay may be increased,
how appointed, pay, &c., of,..
508 Acting Surgeons,
508 how appointed, pay of, &c.,........... 539
508 Acting Volunteer Lieutenants,
may be confirmed, &c.,..
of 1st and 2d comptroller,. .27, 449
of 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th auditor, 27, 449
of treasurer and register,.
of commissioner of customs,....27, 160
of Secretary of Navy,.....27, 373, 454
of adjutant-general, quartermaster
of chief of ordnance and chief engi.
in bureau of equipment and repair, 454
of construction and repair,... 454
in office of assistant treasurer in
in Post-Office Department,
in Attorney-General's office, 515
appointment of and appropriations for,. 28
former temporary appointments in-
salary not to exceed $600,......
531 Additional Duties,
on certain articles under the revenue
532 on brandy, gin, liqueurs, &c.,.. .492, 493
appropriations for the office of, 24, 153,452,453
additional clerks in the office of,., 27
of, at head-quarters of military depart-
427 on goods
from countries east of Cape of
penalty for undervaluation,
duty on, and what exempt from duty,.. 280
for proposals to carry mails, to be pub-
allowed in complaints, or statements, on
summary trials for minor offences,... 125
35 American Colonization Society,
accounts of, for support of recaptured
85 Africans in Liberia, to be adjusted,... 569
and plans, for library of congress,..... 351
of President Lincoln,...
not to apply to persons in custody, &c., 737
such persons may apply to the Pres-
ident for clemency,
classes of persons excepted from its
regulations of Secretary of State, 759
payment to be made to,..
. 23, 155, 455 Anderson, Charles,
.381, 415 assignee of John James, payment to,... 594
appropriation to test his new mode of
567 | Annual Reports,
number of copies, and how distrib-
242 to Shoshonee Indians, increased, . 663
Shoshonee-Goship bands, granted,
to Chippewas, Pillager, and Lake Win-
board of visitors to be present at pay:
ment of certain,..
See the several Indian Treaties.
appropriations for the,..... . 165, 544
agent for, and Kioways and Camanches,
to be appointed,
Appeals. See Internal Revenue.
581 in cases arising under internal revenue
law, how made, heard, and deter-
from assistant assessor to assessor in
matters connected with income tax,.. 481
to be used only for certain purposes,... 21 and assistant, to be appointed at Port-
land, Maine, and pay,..
two additional, authorized in New
for the army, civil expenses, consular
and diplomatic expenses, fortifications,
20 Indian department, legislative, &c.,
20 navy, &c., see those several Titles.
deficiency of, for pay, &c., of officers and
21 men in Western Depar ent,..
for invalid and other pensions,...
for rebuilding stable at the President's,. 3
567 for protection of overland emigrants,... 14