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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Raleigh, North Carolina, March 17th, 1805

GENERAL ORDERS,}
No. 15.}

In compliance with orders from Headquarters of the Army, all vessels arriving at ports within this Department from ports infected with the Cholera, but having had no case during their passage, will be quarantined for fifteen days, and thoroughly fumigated.  All such vessels which have had Cholera on board during their passage, and after arrival at quarantine, will be quarantined for fifteen days after arrival and alter termination of the last case, and thoroughly fumigated.

In carrying out this quarantine, Commandants of Posts on the coast will consult and ask assistance from the officers of the Navy in their vicinity.  The commanding officers at the month of Cape Fear River, at Fort Mason, at Hattaras Inlet, and at New Berne are specially charged with the execution of each vessel quarantined under this order.

In addition to the ports heretofore designated in orders from these Headquarters as infected with the cholera, commanding officers will act upon any reliable information they may receive in regard to ports so infected, and quarantine vessels from such ports.

The Medical Director of the Department will give the necessary instructions to the medical officers, who will act as Health Officers of the several ports.

BY COMMAND OF BREVET MAJOR GENREAL RUGER:

J. A. CAMPBELL,
Assistant Adjutant General

[[signed]] [[?]] [[/signed]]

OFFICIAL:

[[signed]] [[?]] [[/signed]] 
Assistant Adjutant General.
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