Aug 6 1862 Received telegram from Gen. Rosecrans concerning the continuing trade across our lines. “The commander of the 2d has just arrested Three boys with a barrel of salt. Three bbls flour having pass from Provost Marshall at Hamburg wishing to go through our lines. Would it not be well to infuse a little more rigor there? Also there must be a more vigilant secretary of passes. None should be held good that are not printed with our mark on them beyond the possibility of mistake.”
I replied, “Let nothing go south either with or without pass.
“I gave the Commanding officer at Hamburg special instructions, how to regulate trade, and complaints are still coming from there. I sent one of my Staff officers, who is now there to regulated this matter and to go to Eastport.”
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 266
National Archives, RG 393, Army of the Miss., Telegrams Received