NA, SWT 11/5/1863

C. S. A. War Deptment
Richmond, Nov. 5, 1863
Genl. J. E. Johnston
Meridian Miss.
   Provisions cannot be spared by the Commissary. The President of Demopolis Railroad {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR} can buy reasonable supplies for those in his employ as laborers and otherwise and they will be under the law exempt from impressment. See General Order thirty-one.
J. A. Seddon
Secy of War
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