Head Quarters Dist S. E. Mo|
Cairo Sept 24th 1861|
|SURVEYOR OF PORT|
Untill otherwise directed by competent authority you will be authorized to pass to Paducah Ky and any other Point in said state that may be Garrisoned by Federal Forces all goods, arms &co upon being fully satisfied that they are for the use only of Federal Troops or persons in the employ of the Government
U. S. GRANT
Brig Genl Com
Copies, DLC-USG, V, 1, 2, 3, 77; DNA, RG 393, USG Letters Sent. Charles D. Arter is listed in the 1860 U. S. Census as a thirty-year-old merchant of Cairo, born in Ohio.
Head Quarters, Dist. S. E. Mo.|
Cairo, Sept. 25th 1861|
The Company of Col. Oglesby's Regt. now on duty guarding the bridge over Big Muddy 1 having been on duty there, detached from the main part of the Command, for a long time I would suggest that it be relieved by a Company from the 10th Ill.
The Company forming this Guard should take one weeks