NA, LS 3/18/1863

Raleigh NC

Mch 18, 1863
Major W S Goward (?)
Supt Armories etc
Richmond Va
   I missed connection here & have just seen Capt Sharp about machinery. He has a small wide lest lathe, very light, but will do for turning brasses which he sends to me for Salisbury Works.
   Mr Gillpreis of which I spoke to you is now of the Union Mfg Co. 4 spindle presses & wa's purchased by Capt Sharp of the Union Mfg Co. You directed the Union Mfg Co to sell it to him. It is good order. Capt Sharp will turn it over to you & send it to any point you may desire. I told him you would like it and it now awaits your directions.
   I do not think I could use it to advantage.
   I trust you will be able to send to me this week the Drill press purchased of Slate & some dies which I Samson & Pae are making. The Drill press &c to be repaid for by Capt Brainger
Very respectfully
Your obt sevt
A B Shepperson
Supt &c
Capty Thos R Sharp
Raleigh NC