Head-Quarters Post of Cairo.

Cairo, ILL., Dec. 6, 1864.

Special Orders, No. 279.

In order to prevent fraud upon negroes by substitute brokers, and prevent recruiting by parties unauthorized, negroes leaving this post by rail will be required to have papers from Capt. I. N. Phillips, District Provost Marshal. The military Police will aid in the enforcement of this order.

By order of COL. E. T. SPRAGUE.
Commanding Post.