NA, QMR 2/4A/1863

Richmond Va., February 4, 1863
Relative to the employment of Special Messengers with supplies sent from the South, thinks the practice productive of no good and suggests a plan.
Commissary General (Col. L. B. Northrop)
Refd to the Qr Mr General by order of the Secretary of War 5 Feb 1863
Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War. Plans are now being matured which it is believed will secure the ??? of all cargoes on Railroads and ascertain the Company which is responsible. It cannot go into operation immediately. In the meantime Col Northrop's suggestion may be ???? and orders to that effect will be issued. I concur in his ??? suggestion that the system of sending with freight Special Messengers should be abandoned.
A. C. Myers
Q. M. Genl   Feb 11  1863
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register