NA, DG 1/23/1864

Engineer Office
Mobile, Jan. 24 64
Col. G. C. Dainer
Chief of Staff
   I respectfully request an order on the M. & O. R. R. Co. {Mobile & Ohio RR} for four freight cars to transport cotton seed, belonging to Mr. Toulmin J. Co?ce, from          to Mobile -- provided this arrangement will not interfere with transportation of troops. The seed is needed for manufacture of oil for use of Eng't Dep't.
Very respectfully
V. Sheliha
Lt. Col. and Chf Eng. Dept Gulf