From the Richmond Whig, 4/20/1865, p. 3, c. 1
TO THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND AND ITS VICINITY.
The inhabitants of the various counties near Richmond are hereby informed that no difficulty will be made in admitting them to bring market wares to this city. They are invited to commence their ordinary traffic at once, and assured of protection in passing to and fro within the lines of the United States forces.
The citizens of Richmond, and shopkeepers and others, are also requested to resume their ordinary avocations as speedily as possible. It is the wish and intention of the military authorities to protect all good and peaceable citizens, and to restore, in as great a measure as may be practicable, the former prosperity of the city. No molestation by soldiers or others will be allowed, if possible, to any who are engaged in peaceful pursuits.
Orders will be issued to military commanders in conformity with the above announcement.
By command of Maj. Gen. ORD.
ADAM BADEAU, Lieut. Col. U. S. A.