NA, DMEL 11/20A/1862

Hd Qrs. Dept. Miss & E. La.
Jackson Nov 20th 1862
L. J. Fleming
Chf Eng & Supt M. & O. R. R.  {Mobile & Ohio RR}
   I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, and in answer I am directed by the Lieut Genl Comdg to inform you that (30) thirty barrels can not be spared, as we have on hand at Columbus only (1720) seventeen hundred and twenty gallons oil. Not more than (5) five barrels can under any circumstances be spared.
I am Sir
Very Respy &c
Yr obt servt
J. R. Waddy
A. A. G.