NA, ENG 4/11/1863

Engineer Bureau
Richmond, April 11th, 1863
Judge Thomas A. Walker  {President, Alabama & Tennessee River RR}
Selma, Ala.
   The Secretary of War decided that the two hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($220,000) will be loaned to your road for preparation of road way {for the Blue Mountain extension}, including delivery of cross ties, but the Government cannot contract to furnish the iron. A further loan may be made if your company can procure the iron.
J. F. Gilmer
Col. & Chief Engineer
Sent by telegram