Not having seen Captain Folsom, I could not return you an answer to yours of the 26th of last month.
Such of the Cattle as have been purchased from persons who have been in arms against this State or adhered to the Enemy or are suspected on strong presumption of Acts of Treason, ought not be removed, because it will be defrauding the State of confiscation. Such as have been purchased from good or unsuspected Citizens may lawfully be removed. You are, therefore, to obtain good information and conduct yourself accordingly. Such as you stop, should be valued and reported to the County Commissioner for specified collections, who should lodge in your hands indented Certificates for them, taking your receipt specially.
Be so good as to report to the Commissary General the number which you may stop.