NA, DAMELA 10/23A/1864

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Selma Oct 23d 1864
Mr. L. J. Fleming
Chf Engr & Supdt M&O RR  {Mobile & Ohio RR}
   Your communication of 19th inst has been received, and I am directed by the Lieut Genl Comdg to say in reply that the order issued from these Hd Qrs prohibiting the transportation of Cotton towards the enemy's lines has not been revoked, but is still in force.
   No cotton must be carried in the direction mentioned unless by permit from these Head Quarters.
Very respectfully General
Your Obt Servt
E Surget
L Col A. A. Genl