Order Prohibiting Export of Arms and Munitions

Executive Mansion, Washington City, D.C.,
Ordered, November 21, 1862.

That no arms, ammunition, or munitions of war be cleared or allowed to be exported from the United States until further order.

That any clearances for arms, ammunition, or munitions of war issued heretofore by the Treasury Department be vacated, if the articles have not passed without the United States, and the articles stopped.

That the Secretary of War hold possession of the arms, &c., recently seized by his order at Rouse’s Point, bound for Canada.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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