NA, DAMELA 6/4A/1864

Hd Qrs Dept Ala Miss & E. La.
Meridian Miss June 4th 1864
Maj. F. S. Blount
Chf. Agt of Impressment
Mobile, Ala.
   I telegraphed you on yesterday, that Genl. Lee desired, that the number of negroes necessary to finish the Railroad from Demopolis to McDowells Landing should at once be furnished. I now write to say that he desires this work to be finished as rapidly as possible, and under no circumstan4s is it to be delayed until the commencement of bad weather.
Respy Yr obdt Sevt.
P. E. Jr
A. A. Genl.
P. S. He also desires to know why the number agreed upon to be furnished the road has not already been supplied.
A. A. Genl.