NA, DET 10/20/1862

Hd. Qrs. Dept of East Tenn
Knoxville Oct 20th/62
Genl. A. C. Myers Qr Master Genl. C. S. A.
Richmond Va.
   Your letter of the 16th inst was recd this morning.
   I have already directed a contract to be made for re-building the Decatur Bridge {Memphis & Charleston RR}, subject to the sanction of the War Dept. A copy of the contract will be sent with this, and it is believed to be as favorable for the Govt as can be made.
   We propose to have the timbers for the Bridge prepared and the bridge framed at some safe place, and in readiness to put up as soon as it is safe to do so.
  The Contractor is anxious to know as soon as possible if the contract will be sanctioned by the War Dept.
Very Respectfully
Yr. obt. Svt.
Saml Jones
Maj Genl Comdg