NA, ENG 2/13/1864

Engineer Bureau
February 13th, 1864
Maj. Minor Meriwether Corps of Eng
Commissioner &c
Savannah Ga
   Your letter of 27 ultimo. enclosing a copy of the proposition made by you to Genl W. P. Bocock, Prest. Ala & Miss Rivers RR Co. in reference to the rebuilding of the Rail road bridge over the Tombigbee at McDowell's landing has been recd and submitted by me to the Hon Sec of War. I am now instructed by him to inform you that the proposition in its present form is approved by him, as also the suggestions contained in your letter to this Bureau. A copy of the paper as endorsed by the Hon. Secretary is herewith enclosed.
Yours Very Respy
A. L. Rives
Lt Col &c &c