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"The A.C.S. next submitted to the board samples of Flour, Bread, Beans and Rice which are issued, being the best on hand at this depot.

"The Board finds these articles have been many months on hand in this country and are all more or less damaged by weevil and age and the board respectfully submit whether it be not due to the service that the perishable items of the ration which have been long in this country and of which there is now a very large supply, should not be replaced by fresh supplies, with this view the board recommends that the depot A.C.S. be authorized to sell to the best advantage such damaged perishable stores as can be spared."

The Comdg' Gen. approves the proceedings of the Board and directs "such disposition to be made of the condemned and damaged stores as may be deemed expedient by Capt. John C. Casey, Chf. of Sub: Dept: at Head Quarters."

I have only to add, that from an examination of the stores at Monterey, I fully concur with the board (of which I was a member).

I await information from you of the arrival of fresh stores before making final arrangements for disposing of those on hand. Flour and rice can be sold in considerable quantities to the Mexicans. Bread and beans will be nearly a total loss.

Pork and bacon cannot be sold here, and I have to ask what prices you receive at your sales, that I may know what to do with these articles.

Very Respectfully,
Your Obdt. Sevt.
[[signature]] J. C. Casey [[/signature]]
Capt. Com: Sub: U.S.A.

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Capt. A. B. Eaton Com: Sub:
Brazos Island, Texas
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Captain, I [[transmit?]] a copy of the Tariff received from Capt. Eaton C.S. at Brazos depot to govern sales until further orders: In consequence of the great surplus of [[underlined]] old [[/underlined]] stores on hand, you may dispose of the perishable parts of the ration - especially bread, flour, beans and rice as far as you can spare them, and at public or private sale as you may think best

The estimate of Mr Potts is herewith returned as his informal estimate for a larger quantity had been complied with, before this was received. Besides the estimate now returned is not correctly prepared, as it does not state the number of days for which rations are required.

Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Sevt.
[[signature]] J. C. Casey [[/signature]]
Captn. Com: Sub: U.S.A

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Office of Chf: Com: Sub:
Head Quarters near
Montery, Mexico
August 28th, 1849

Captn. I.L. Donaldson
Actq: Com: Sub: U.S.A
at Gen. Wool's Hd. Qrs.
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Captain, I have received your letter of the 11th and a copy of your letter of same date to ^[[9]] Capt. O'Brian A.Q.M..

Do not forward any subistence except what has been and may be specially required by me - for this Depot and those above.

Continue to furnish [[the?]] the troops at Cellalro and Mier as usual on the requisition of the A.C.S

Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Sevt.
[[signature]] J. C. Casey [[/signature]]
Capt. Com: Sub: U.S.A

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Office of Chf. Com: Sub: 
at Head Quarters N. Monterey
August 30th, 1849.

Capt. F Britton A.C.S
Camargo, Mexico.

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Captain in reply to your letter of the 26th, I have no objections to the application of the major Roman Com: Sub: His application to go to the Southern Army has not been refered to Head Quarters.

Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Sevt.
[[signature]] J. C. Casey [[/signature]]
Capt. Com: Sub: U.S.A

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Office of Chf. Com: Sub:
at Head Quarters N. Monterey
Mexico Aug 30/49

Capt. I. L. Donaldson A.C.S.
Saltillo, Mexico
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Captain I herewith transmit a number of [[underlined]] "circulars" [[/underlined]] relating 1st to [[underlined]] "General Instructions" [[/underlined]] 2nd, [[underlined]] "the dating of Treasury Notes" [[/underlined]] 3rd, [[underlined]] "Drafts drawn by Gov. Officers" [[/underlined]] 4th the [[underlined]] "rendition of accounts by Disbursing Officers" [[/underlined]] 5th from Capt. Eaton, Com: Sub: Brazos Depot directing monthly [[underlined]] "Summary Statements" [[/underlined]] to be forwarded to him. You will please caus there to be distributed among the A.C.S attached to Gov. Wool's command.

Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Sevt.
[[signature]] J. C. Casey [[/signature]]
Capt. Com: Sub: U.S.A

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Office of Chf. Com: Sub:
at Head Quarters N. Monterey
August 30th 1849

Capt. I.L. Donaldson
Actq: Com: Sub: U.S.A
Saltillo, Mexico.
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Lieutenant, Your letter of August 24th in relation to receipts in bulk from the Q.M. Dept. under par 1088 Req. Sub: Dept: was submitted to the Comdg' General, I by his order referred to Col Whiting A.Q.M. Genl.  The A.Q.M. Genl. has directed Capt A. Montgomery A.Q.M. to "receipts for articles turned over to him in bulk".

Hereafter you will please to deliver an Invoice to the A.Q.M. of the articles for which you require transportation. Altho' he should receipts for the articles in bulk before loading the train you will attend personally, or by an agent, to the loading of each wagon for the purpose of replacing any packages that may break as well as to verify the Invoices in presence of the agent of the Q.M. Dept. who will be present to represent the A.Q.M.

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Office of Chf: Com: Sub:
Head Quarters N. Monterey
September 2nd 1849
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