NA, ENG 2/11B/1863

Engineer Bureau
February 11th, 1863
Chas. A. Lewis Esq.
Director of the Ala. & Tenn. R. Rd. Co.  {Alabama & Tennessee Rivers RR}
Selma, Alabama
Dear Sir,
   Your letter of January 28th addressed to Col. Gilmer in regards to the mortgage proposed by your road and mentioning that the amended charter had been forwarded, has been received.
   The charter has arrived and been submitted to the proper authorities. The Secretary of War has decided that the mortgage to be satisfactory must be on your whole road. In accordance with your request, the first partial mortgage has been returned to Judge Thos. A. Walker Your Prest. through Capt. L. P. Grant.
Very Respectfully Your obt. Servant
A. L. Rives
Maj. & Asst. to Chf Engr.