Treasury Department Circular
to the Commissioners of Loans
The Comptroller of the Treasury being prevented by sickness from executing the duties of his Office I have found it necessary to instruct Mr. Joseph Hardy his first Clerk, to sign all such papers as are requisite to transfer Stock from one Loan Office to another, and to and from the Books of the Treasury. You will therefore proceed upon warrants signed by me and counter signed by him, as if they were countersigned by the Comptroller himself till further orders.
I am Sir Your Obedient servant
LS, Mr. Hall P. McCullough, North Bennington, Vermont.