War Department Adjutant General's Office Washington, November 24, 1863
General Orders No. 378
ORDER IN RELATION TO ADVANCE OF WAGES
It being represented that the increased prices of provisions and necessaries render it proper and just that there should be an increased rate of wages for merchants, laborers, and other employees whose compensation is not fixed by law, it is-
Ordered, That the Heads of the respective Bureaus of the War Department make inquiry and report to this Department a just and reasonable rate of advanced wages that should be paid by the Government at the present time.
By Order Of The Secretary Of War: E.D. TOWNSEND Assistant Adjutant General
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