From the Richmond Sentinel, 11/12/1864, p. 2, c. 4
HEAD'QRS VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE,
Lexington, Virginia, Nov. 8, 1864.
SPECIAL ORDERS No. 23. - I. The regular Academic Exercises of the Institution will be resumed at the Almshouse, Richmond, on the 1st of December. All Professors, Assistant Professors, Officers and Cadets, except such as may receive other orders, will promptly report for duty at the time and place designated.
II. As unavoidable causes have delayed the resumption of duties, the deposite called for by the quarterly circular will be reduced to $1,600, and may be placed to the credit of the Treasurer of the Virginia Military Institute in the Farmers' Bank of Virginia, on or before the 1st of December. When supplies are deposited by a Cadet the money deposited will be diminished by the value of these supplies, estimated by schedule rates. Should the deposites now called for be insufficient to meet current expenses, due notice will be given.
By command of
Maj. Gen. F. H. SMITH.
J. H. MORRISON,
Acting Adjutant Va. Military Institute.
no 12 - 2awtDec1