NA, M&O 1/2/1864

Office Mobile & Ohio R. R.
Mobile January 2nd/64
Major F. W. Sims
Chf R. R. Bureau
   I am in want of 15 or 20 Machinists, 6 or 8 Blacksmiths, three Moulders, and any other Mechanics I can get. Our trains are running very irregularly, and the Government transportation is very much delayed for the want of Mechanics. Please send us all you can find. We are paying $10.00 per day, and would go to $12 or $15.00 for Machinists or Moulders. Unless we get some men we shall soon be ashore. Please lend us a helping hand.
Vry Respectfully
Your obt Svt
L. J. Fleming
ChfEng & Genl Supt