NA, QMR 8/17B/1863

Petersburg Va., August 17, 1863
Relating to order of Supt Gill {Richmond & Petersburg RR} for his cars not to run on Govt Road {connector in Petersburg} unless the Govt becomes responsible for damages &c. Thinks the Govt ought not to be responsible. Relating to Road &c.
Maj Mason Morfit
Resply refd to Maj F. W. Sims for action.
A R Lawton  QM Genl
Resply retd to QM Genl. The cause of the refusal to permit cars of the R&P RR to run on the Govt track originates from the frequency of accidents thereon three having occurred doing more or less damage to twelve cars. An arrangement has been made however to continue as heretofore till the new track is finished.
F. W. Sims
Entry in Quartermaster General's Letters Received Register