NA, DAMELA 11/19/1864

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Meridian Nov. 19, 1864
Capt. Chas. M. Williams
Qr Mr in charge RR Transpn
   The Lieut. General Comdg Dept Ala Miss & E La directs me to authorize you, whilst the present pressure upon the Mobile & Ohio R. R. lasts, to have freight transferred, in case of necessity, upon passenger trains and pay passenger rates therefor.
   You are expected to exercise a sound discretion in the use of the authority thus vested in you and only incur the additional expense its use involves in cases where the interests of the service will be promoted thereby.
I am, Captain, Mo respy
Your obt Svt
W. F. Bullock, Jr.
A. A. G.