[Fort Monroe: 1864]. Octavo sheet folded to 5" x 8". 3, [1 blank] pp. Caption title as issued. Minor soil, Very Good.
The Circular is signed in type at the end by Lieutenant Colonel J. Burnham Kinsman, the General Superintendent of Negro Affairs. It divides the Department into Districts, orders the preparation of "an accurate Census." Colonel Kinsman also orders the use of "all proper and honorable means" to secure "the voluntary enlistment of colored men as soldiers that can pass the Surgeon's examination, qualifying them for military duty, that they may assist in fighting the enemy of their freedom, and in maintaining the Government of their country in putting down a rebellion, whose professed purpose-- publicly announced to the world-- being to institute a government, having for its chief corner-stone the perpetual bondage of these negroes and their descendants." Item #34454