NA, QMR 8/22/1863

Richmond Va., August 22, 1863
Refers letter of Mess Lynch & Callenden apply for transportation on the W RRds.
Lt Col A. F. Cone
Retd to Lt Col Cone. The established practice has been to leave individuals even Govt Contractors to their own exertions in obtaining transportation as the Govt has its hands full to provide for itself in that respect. It is impossible too to jeoppard the supply of either Commissary Stores or forage at this time. As however the Govt has an interest in this instance in procuring the raw material on the most favorable terms transportation officers may extend to the applicants any facilities that they can consistent with the more important objects alluded to.
A R Lawton  QM Genl
Letter recd this day upon the same subject letter & same endorsement sent to Lt Col Cone to Mess Lynch & Callenden  Oct 15/63
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