NA, QMR 5/20/1864

May 20th 1864
Letter of A F Ravenel {President, Northeastern RR} & a/c for interest due N E RR & asking instruction as to payt of it.
Lt Col F W Sims
23 May/64. Retd to Lt Col Sims. It is an invariable rule that govt do not pay interest on claims & this Bu has no right to alter rule. Offer of RR Cos not to receive payty in bonds whenever it is deigned necessary in opinion of Sec of Treasury to make payt in that manner & whenever Sec decided he could issue no more bonds under law this dept was bound by this decision & so were RR Cos under their agreement. A R Lawton QMG
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register