The civil law will remain in force, and the undersigned will exercise the power given him only in case where the civil law is found to be inadequate to the maintenance of the public peace and the public safety. Any violation of order will be followed by prompt and adequate punishment, regardless of persons or positions.
Order no. 20.
Office Provost-Marshal, Aug. 14, 1861.The wearing of concealed weapons by any persons not in the military service of the United States, or in the regularly constituted police force of the city, is hereby prohibited. No excuse of any kind or description will mitigate the severe punishment ordered to be inflicted for a violation of this order.
J. McKinstry, Major U. S. Army, Provost-Marshal.
Order no. 21.
Office Provost-Marshal, St. Louis, August 14.Notice is hereby given to gunsmiths and dealers in firearms, resident in the city and county of St. Louis, that no description of firearms will be permitted to be sold or given away after this date, without a special permit from this office.