NA, QMR 10/13/1863

Richmond Va., October 13, 1863
Asks for an order protecting RRd supplies and contracts from impressment &c
E. Fontaine
Reply returned to Col E Fontaine President of the Central RRoad Company. Officers and agents of the QM Dept are hereby instructed not to interfere with or impress forage purchased by the Va. Central Rail Rd for the subsistence of animals employed in the repairs of that road. This authority is to be understood as referring only to such supplies as are absolutely necessary for the smallest number of animals required by the road.
A R Lawton  QM Genl
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register