In resuming the command of Saltillo, the commanding officer deems it proper to issue the following orders:

SALTILLO, Mexico

February 27th, 1847.

IN resuming the command of Saltillo, the commanding officer deems it proper to issue the following Orders:

1. All privates and teamster belonging in the. American Army now in Saltillo, unless wounded or on detached service, will immediately join their respective commands: and such found here after 6 o'clock will be confined in the prison.

2. All Mexicans, except the Police, are ordered to confine themselves to their houses after sunset. Any found in the streets after that time will be fired upon.

3. All Mexicans without families or property holders are ordered to leave Saltillo in 12 hours.

4. No Mexican family will be permitted to leave the city without permission of the commanding officer. All families that have left the city are invited to return under a pledge from the commanding officer of protection to their persons and property.

5. The sale of liquor is forbidden; any person violating this order, if an American, will be imprisoned and sent out of the country by the first train; if a Mexican, they will be punished by confiscating all their property and such other punishment as may be ordered by a court martial, not excepting death.

6. All persons arriving in or departing from the city, must report to the commanding officer.

7. The Mexican Authorities will be held responsible for the strict compliance with this order on the part of the Mexicans, and the officer of the day on the part of the Americans.

8. Tattoo will beat at 9 o'clock, after which time persons found in the streets will be arrested.

The city clock will govern the time.

By order of W. B. WARREN, Lt.. Col. and Gov. of Saltillo.

W.Y. Henry, .Adj't.




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