NA, DAMELA 6/4/1864

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Meridian Miss June 4th 1864
James L. Price
Prest. Ala. & Miss RR  {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR}
Uniontown, Ala.
   I am directed by Maj Genl Lee to inform you that instructions have been given to Major F. S. Blount, Chf. Agent of Impressment, to have your road furnished with the full number of negroes agreed upon as being necessary for its completion by Lt Genl. Polk and yourself.
   You will please notify Col Blount that Genl Lee has directed that the original orders should be carried out, and that the necessity of the case would not admit of the delay which would ensue by sending these instructions through him.
I am Sir,
Very Respectfully
Yr obdt Servt
P. Ellis
A. A. Genl.