Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion March 6. 1865

Whereas, Samuel P. Walker of Memphis, Tenn. claims to own Products of the insurrectionary states near Grenada and Canton Miss; and Montgomery and Selma Alabama, and has arrangements with parties in the same vicinities for other Product[s] of the insurrectionary states all which he proposes to sell and deliver to Agents authorised to purchase for the United States the Products of the insurrectionary states under the Act of Congress of July 2, 1864 and the Regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury;

It is ordered, that all such Products which a Purchasing Agent of the Government has agreed to purchase and the said Walker has stipulated to deliver, as shown by the certificate of the Purchasing Agent authorised by Regulation VIII. (Form No. 1. appended to Regulations) attached hereto by such Agent, and being transported or in store awaiting transportation for fulfillment of said stipulations and in pursuance of the Regulations of the secretary of the Treasury, shall be free from seizure detention or forfeiture to the United States; and officers of the Army and Navy and civil officers of the Government will observe this Order, and will give the said Walker his agents and means of transportation and said Products, free and unmolested passage through the lines, other than blockaded lines, and safe conduct within the lines, while going for or returning with said Products, or while said Products are in store awaiting transportation for the purposes aforesaid. ABRAHAM LINCOLN