AL, M&C 11/1/1862

Montgomery, Ala., Novr. 1st, 1862

To Hon. G. W. Randolph
Sec. of War
   Citizens of Alabama on Railroad from Decatur to Mississippi line {Memphis & Charleston RR} recommend that the road be destroyed by tearing up iron, burning cross ties and bridges. Will you authorize or agree that it be done.
Jno. Gill Shorter
Gov of Ala.