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exceeding one dollar per square of eight lines of space for the publication of advertisements, the accounts for which shall be adjusted by the proper accounting offices and paid in the manner now authorized by law in the like cases, and said clerk shall as soon as practicable after the passage of their act, notify [[underlined]]each head [[/underlined]] of the several [[underlined]]executive departments[[/underlined]], and each [[underlined]]judge [[/underlined]] of the [[underlined]] U.S Courts [[/underlined]] therein, of the papers selected by him in accordance with the foregoing provisions; and thereupon and thereafter it shall be the duty of the [[underlined]] several executive officers [[/underlined]] charged to with to furnish to such selected papers only an authentic copy of the publications to be made as aforesaid and no money hereby or otherwise appropriated shall be paid for any publications, or advertisements hereafter to be made in [[underlined]] said districts [[/underlined]], nor shall any such publication or advertisement be be ordered by any department or public officer otherwise than as herein provided; Provided, That the rates fixed in this section to be paid for the publication of the treaties of the laws of the [[underlined]] U.S. in the States therein designated [[/underlined]] shall also be paid for the same publications in [[underlined]] all the States not designated in this Section [[/underlined]].

II Official information having been received at these Hd. Qtr. that the [[underlined]] Nationalist [[underlined]] a newspaper published at [[underlined]] Mobile, Ala [[/underlined]], has been designated as one of the newspapers in which [[underlined]] within [[/underlined]] this State, such publications or advertisements shall be made, [[underlined]] all officers [[/underlined]] within this command and stationed at Posts south of the thirty fourth parallel, will recognize the same as the prescribed medium of official publication.

By Command of Maj Genl Wager Swayne
(signed) J F Cunningham 1st Lt. 24th U.S.I. AAAG

Head Quarters Dist. of Alabama
Montgomery Apl. 16th 1867

General Orders}
No 3}

I Complaints of hardship in the needless apprenticing of minors, particularly in perseverance with the preference given to the "former owner" in the law, have been almost incessant. It is enjoined upon [[underlined]]Probate Judges [[/underlined]], upon application to revise the action taken in such cases, and as a rule to revoke indenturing made within the past two years, of minors who were capable of self support.

II The attention of [[underlined]]Magistrates[[/underlined]] is called to the appeal by the [[underlined]]last Legislature [[/underlined]], of the [[underlined]] "Vagrant Laws, approved Dec 15th 1865.[[/underlined]] and published with the code, attempts which are still made to put it into execution will hereafter be the subject of [[underlined]]Military Cognizance[[/underlined]].

III The use of [[underlined]]"chain gangs"[[/underlined]] as a mode of legal punishment being found to involve [[underlined]]serious abuses[[/underlined]], will be henceforth [[underlined]] discontinued [[/underlined]], except in connection with the [[underlined]] Penitentiary [[/underlined]].

By Command of
Maj Genl Wager Swayne
(signed) J. F. Conyngham
1st. Lt. 24th U.S.I. A A A G

Head Quarters Dist. of Alabama
Montgomery, Apl 22d 1867

General Orders }
No 4 }

[[underlined]]Not published[[/underlined]]
By Command of
Maj Genl Wager Swayne
(signed) J. F. Cunningham
1st Lt. 24th U.S.I. A A A G