NA, ENG 3/13/1863

Engineer Bureau
Richmond, Mar 13th, 1863
Hon I. L. M. Curry
Ho. of Representatives
   I have the honor to acknowledge the rect of your communication of this day, inclosing letter from Mr. Geo Wadsworth, & enquiring whether those engaged in the construction of the "Blue Mountain & Rome RR" {the Alabama & Tennessee River RR} cannot be assured of the certainty of getting iron when the grading is ready.
   The duty of ascertaining sources from which iron can be procured for Rail road & other purposes, has been assigned to a Commission who expect to have a meeting in a few days, when they will decide on the subject of your inquiry.
Very respy &c
J. F. Gilmer
Col. of Engrs & Chf of Bureau