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An Ordinance

Concerning the Commissary Department.

Be it Ordained, That the Commissary General, Assistant Commissary General, Commissaries and Assistant Commissaries, upon entering upon the duties of their offices, shall give bond, with approved security, in such penalties as the Governor may direct, and as many acting Assistant Commissaries may be detailed from the subalterns of the line as may be necessary, who shall likewise give bond and security as above directed. The bonds hereby required to be given, shall be made payable to the State of Virginia, and shall be filed with the First Auditor. The Commissary General and his Assistants shall perform such duties in purchasing and issuing of rations to the army of the State of Virginia, as the Governor may direct.

Supplies for the Army, unless in particular and urgent cases the Governor should otherwise direct, shall be purchased by contract, to be made by the Commissary General on public notice, to be delivered on inspection in the bulk, and at such places as shall be stipulated; which contract shall be made under such regulations as the Governor may direct. This Ordinance shall be in force from the time of its adoption, subject to amendment, modification, or repeal by this Convention or by the General Assembly of Virginia.

Adopted by the Convention of Virginia, April 27, 1861. John L. Eubank,

Secretary of the Convention.

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