NA, QMR 12/16D/1862

Richmond Va., December 16, 1862  {Date received by the QMG}
Transmits a communication from E Wilkes & Sons contractors &c relative to transportation of corn &c for the Piedmont RRoad.
Secretary of War
This Department is not ??? that it is bound to furnish any supplies whatever to the Piedmont R Road. No contract has ever been made between this Department and the RR Company. Every facility has been extended to the Chief Engineer of the Road, by the issue of shovels &c. I have also assigned to him an officer of the QM Dept with powers to provide increased transportation and forage in aid of its completion. Orders have been issued to transport their contractors corn and these orders have been this day reiterated to the QM officer in charge of transportation.
Respectfully A. C. Myers QM Genl
Dec 16, 1862
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register