NA, M&C 4/8/1862

Memphis & Charleston Rail Road Office
April 8, 1862
M J Ross
   Move all the lathes except the large one, small machinery material of all kinds, tools belting and provisions; dismantle whatever you leave, be certain to get 1500 or 2000 lbs more bacon. Island No 10 taken by the enemy. I am in bed sick -- will come up tomorrow morning if you think necessary, if able to travel. Get Burnsville Corinth & Iuka cleaned out first & if caught with Rolling Stock east remove it to Georgia.
Sam Tate