From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; "Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64." 3 Vols.: Vol. 707. p. 55
Asst Surgeons on duty at the Chimborazo Hospital will select before the 1st day of April next whether they will occupy quarters at the Hospital or draw commutation for quarters from the quarter master.
Asst Surgeons accepting quarters at the Hospital will be furnished with fuel & stabling, including the use of the Hospital ostlers[sic] and attendants.
Asst Surgeons drawing commutation cannot use the Hospital stables or ostlers[sic], or the fuel drawn for the use of the Hospital & must select their quarters so that they may be able to fulfil all the duties required by the regulations.
All Asst Surgeons whether in quarters or drawing commutation must be prepared to take their regular turn of night duty at the Hospitals as required by the regulations.
The Hospital provisions are intirely for the use of the sick and cannot be used by the Medical officers of the institution.
There are now accommodations for twelve Asst Surgeons and if more than that number select quarters at the Hospital, additional accommodations will be furnished.
S. P. Moore
S. G. O.