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Quartermaster General's Office,
Washington, D.C., Aug. 21, 1865.

No. 49

1. Officers of the Quartermaster's Department will furnish supplies of Quartermaster's Stores, means of Transportation, Buildings, Storage, &c., to Officers of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen &c., only on requisitions which have been approved by the Commissioner of the Bureau, and then submitted to the Secretary of War, for his orders thereon.

Brevet Maj. General.  

Official copy respectfully referred to Brig. Genl. Wager Swayne, Asst Commissioner of Alabama for his information and guidance. If possible a different arrangement will be made.

By order of Major Genl. O.O. Howard
Saml L Taggart
Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Bureau of Refugees &c
Washington Aug 26 1865