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Animals on Public Vessels: General Order, 28 November 1838

[Animals Not to Be Brought Home in Public Vessels]



Navy Department,
November 28th, 1838


The practice of bringing home in the public vessels of the United States various animals, such as Horses, Asses, Mules and other quadrupeds, formerly authorized by this Department, having been found by recent experience productive of great inconvenience, and liable to abuse, is hereby strictly prohibited.


J. K. Paulding
[Secretary of the Navy]



Published:Thu Dec 11 11:14:51 EST 2014