NA, ENG 11/17/1862

Engineer Bureau
Richmond, November 17th, 1862
Hon. Duff. Green
Dalton, Geo.
   Your letter of the 1st inst. to the President, respecting the construction of the R. Rd. between Blue Mountain, Ala. and Rome, Geo. has been referred to this Bureau. Capt. L. P. Grant of Atlanta, Geo., an officer of the Provl. Engineer Corps, has been selected to represent the Government, and will doubtless give any propositions emanating from the Company you represent, due consideration. He is now somewhere on the line of the proposed road and can be heard of probably at Rome, Geo.
Very Respectfully, Your Obt. Servt.
J. F. Gilmer
Colonel, and Chief Engineer Bureau