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Form L9.



' !:iimi:nt made and entered into this day
of . Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-

between , an officer i» the Confederate Army, on (ho

one part, and , of the county of , and State
of , of the other part.

This agreement witneueth, That the said , for and on

behalf of the Confederate States of America, and the said heirs,

ira and administrators, have covenanted and agreed, and by these
ta do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each other, as
follows, viz :

First. That the said heirs, executors and administrators

shall supply, or cause to be supplied and issued, at , all the

rations, to consist of the articles hereinafter specifii d, tint shall he required
for the use of the Confederate States recruits Btationed at the place afore-
said, commencing on the day of , one thousand
hundred and sixty- , and ending (in the of ,
bundled and , or such earlier day as the Commissary
General may direct, at the price of cent- mills for each
complete ration.

iS md. That the ration to he furnished by virtue of this contract shall
consisi of the following articles, viz : One and a quarter pounds of fresh
t three-quarters of a pouud of salted pork, eighteen ounces of bread
or flour, and at the rate of eight quarts of beans or ten pounds of rice, six
pounds of Coffee, twelve pounds of sugar, four quarts of vinegar, one and a
hall" pound- of tallow, or one pouud of sperm candles, four pounds vl' soap,

and two quarts of salt, to every hundred rations, or the contractor shall
furnish the men with good and wholesome board and lodgings, at tin- option
of the recruiting officer; and the recruiting party shall have the privilege
of hanging dot I flag from the place of rendezvous.

Third. That fresh beef shall he issued at hast twice in each week, if
required by the commanding officer.

/' ,-tli. It is clearly understood thai the provisions stipulated to be
furnished and delivered under this contract shall be of the first quality.

Fifth. Should any difficulty arise respecting the quality of the provisions
stipulated to be delivered nbder this contract, then the commanding officer
is to appoint a disinterested person, to meet one of the same description to
be appointed by the contractor. These two, thus appointed, will have
power to decide on the quality of the provisions; but should they disagree,



SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT. 33

then a third person is to be chosen by the two already appointed, the whole
to act under oath, and the opinion of the majority to be final in the case.

* Witness,



Form 20.

Articles op Agreement made this day of ,

eighteen hundred and sixty- , between , Assistant

Commissary of Subsistence in the service of the Confederate States of
America, of the one part, and , of , in the State

of , of the other part.

This agreement wttnessethf That the said , for and on

behalf of the Confederate States of America, and the said ,

for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, have mutually agreed,
and by these presents do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each
other, in manner following, viz : i

First That the said shall deliver at fresh

bee/, of a good and wholesome quality, in quarters, with an equal propor-
tion of each, (necks and shanks to be excluded,) in such quantities as may
be from time to time required for the troops, not exceeding thrice in each
week, on such days as shall be designated by the Assistant Commissary of
Subsistence.

This contract to be in force for months, or such less time as

the Commissary General may direct, commencing on the day

of , eighteen hundred and sixty-

Sccond. The said shall receive cents and

mills per pound for every pound of fresh beef delivered and accepted under
this contract.

Third. Payment shall be made monthly for the amount of fresh beef
furnished under this contract; but in the event of the Assistant Commis-
sary of Subsistence being without funds, then payment to be made as soon
after as funds may be received for that purpose.

Fourth. That whenever and as often as the beef specified to be
by this contract shall, in the opinion of the commanding officer, be unfit
for i>-siu', or of a quality inferior to thit required by th< LI vey

shall be held thereon by two officers, to be designated by the ling

officer; and in mm of disagreement, a third pen d shall 1"' ehoMO by
those two off three thus ippoioted and ehoMn shall have power

to reject such part- >>r the who],' of the /• • at unfit

for issue, or of a quality inferior to that contracted 1
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". Tliat in on=<- of failure or deficiency in tlio duality or quantity of
the fresh beef stipulated to be delivered, then tl ai Commissary of

Subsistence .-hall have power t'> supply the deficiency by purchase; and
the Btid will be charged with the difference of

In witness whereof, the undersigned hare hereunto placed their hands
and seals, the day and date above written.

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Form 21.



]\M>w ALL min v.Y THESE PRESENT8, That WO, and ,

are held and firmly bound to the Confederate States of America, in the
sum of dollars, lawful money of the Confederate States; for

which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of
us, our and each of our heirs, executors aud administrators, for and in the
whole, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals — dated the day of , in the year

of our Lord eighteen hundred aud sixty-

The nature of tin's obligation is such, That if the above bounden
heirs, ezecutors and administrators, or any of them, shall and do in all
things well and truly observe, perform, fulfill, accomplish and keep, all and
singular tin- covenants, conditions and agreements whatsoever, which, on
the part of the said heirs, executors or administrators, are or

ought to be observed, performed, fulfilled, accomplished and kept, com-
prised "i' mentioned in certain articles of agreement or contract, bearing
date , one thousand eight hundred and sixty- , between

and the said , concerning the supply and

delivery of fresh beef to the troops at , or rations to recruits

at , according to the true intent and meaning of the said

articles of agreement or contract, then the above obligation to be void;
otherwise, to remain in full force and virtue.

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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS,



A box, 24 by 16 inches square, and 22 inches deep, will contain one
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A box, 16 by 16. 8 inches square, and 8 inches deep, will contain one
bushel, or 2150.4 cubic inches.

A box, 8 by S.4 inches square, and 8 inches deep, will contain one peck,
or 537.6 cubic inches.

A box, 7 by 4 inches square, and 4.8 inches deep, will contain a half
gallon, or 131.4 cubic inches.

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