NA, ENG 9/21/1863

Engineer Bureau
21 Sept. 1863
Hon. R. Jemison, Jr.
Prest. N. E. & S. W. Alabama R. R.
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
   Your letter of the 1st Inst. addressed to the Hon. T. H. Watts & asking that Mr. Geo. W. Robinson, Chief Engineer of your Road, who has recently received an appointment in the Engineer Service, be allowed to remain for some months in his present position, has been referred to this Bureau for reply. A copy of your communication has been forwarded to Maj. Genl. J. F. Gilmer, Chf Engr. Bu. & you will be promptly informed of his decision in the question submitted.
Very Resply.
Your obt. Servt.
A. L. Rives
Lt. Col & Actg. chf Bu.