NA, M&WP 1/28/1863

Office Opelika Branch M&WP RR   {Montgomery & West Point RR}
Columbus Jany 28, 1863
Jas. H. Burton
Supt of Armories, C. S. A.
Dear Sir,
   In obedience to your requisition, I had one car of lime brought from the lime works on day before yesterday, and had two more cars left there for the transportation of your lime.
   These two cars instead of being loaded for you by the agent of the lime Works were loaded one for Atlanta the other for Augusta and were thus placed beyond my reach. The pressure for cars by the Government in this city is so great as to render it difficult to spare cars for your purposes, and when through exertion I do so I am thus frustrated in my efforts to serve you.
Very Respectfully
J. E. Appler Agent