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Quartermaster General's Office
Washington D.C. Aug. 31st 1865

General Orders
No. 52

Attention of Quartermaster's charged with furnishing transportation is called to circular No. 9, from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands:-

No transportation is to be granted to refugees, except where humanity evidently demands it, and then only, by the requisition of the Commissioner of this Bureau, - i.e. of Major General O.O. Howard, U.S. Vols. 

Assistant Commissioners have no authority to give orders on the Quartermaster's Department for transportation. 

All Officers of the Quartermaster's Department furnishing transportation for refugees or other persons not in the military service, will make special weekly reports of the same to this office, specifying the persons, the route