NA, ENG 10/14C/1863

Engineer Bureau
October 14, 1863
Capt. G. W. Robertson, Engr. Troops  {Chief Engineer of the RR}
Office of N. E. & S. W. R. R. Co. {Northeast & Southwest Alabama RR}
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Dear Sir,
   Request having made by the Hon. R. Jemison Jr {President of the RR} that you might remain for some time longer in the service of the N. E. & S. W. Ala. RR Co. his letter was referred to Maj. Gen. J. F. Gilmer, Chief of Bureau, for consideration. I am now instructed by him to inform you "that your prolonged absence from the Company to which you have been appointed is inadmissible, and that you must enter at an early day upon the duties of your appointment, or the position will be offered to another." 
Very Respectfully and Truly Yours
A. L. Rives
Lt Col & Actg Chf of Bureau