NA, DAMELA 3/27/1865

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Meridian Mch 27 65
Jas L Price Esqr Prest
S&M RR Co.  {Selma & Meridian RR}
Uniontown Ala
Dear Sir,
   I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 23d instant embodying a proposition with reference to the construction of the bridge across the Tombigbee.
   Without endorsing entirely all the conditions you propose, I have forwarded your letter to Richmond for the consideration of the Secy of War, Strongly Recommending the Chief object to be attained, to wit, the annulment of the present contract and the transfer of the work to the Management & Control of the railroad company.
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Sevt
R Taylor
Lt Genl