Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion, March 7th. 1865.

Whereas, Mrs. Charlotte Hough of New York claims to own or control products of the insurrectionary States and to have arrangements whereby she will be able to bring such products within the National military lines and sell and deliver them to Agents authorized to purchase for the United States under the Act of Congress of July 2nd 1864, and the Regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury

It is ordered, that all such products which an authorized Agent of the Government shall have agreed to purchase and the said Charlotte Hough shall have stipulated to deliver as shown by Certificate of the Agent prescribed by Regulation VIII (Form No 1. Regulations) attached hereto by such Agent and being transported or in store awaiting transportation in fulfillment of said stipulations and in pursuance of said 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 Charlotte Hough and her Agents 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 the said products are in store awaiting transportation for the purposes aforesaid. ABRAHAM LINCOLN