NA, DMEL 12/7A/1862

Grenada Dec 7th 1862
Capt J. F. Trizevant
Columbus, Miss
   Have you been ordered from Richmond to remove your stores and machinery? If so the Mobile R. R. Co. {Mobile & Ohio RR} must allow the cars of the M&C RR {Memphis & Charleston RR} to go on their road as it is a military necessity. Take measures accordingly.
J. C. Pemberton
Lieut Genl Comdg
Sent by telegraph