NA, QMR 8/31/1863

Petersburg Va., August 31, 1863
Reports that the boats have arrived & the Gov tug out of order. Asks whether it would not be better to hire a tug to carry off the freight.
Maj Mason Morfit
Refd to Maj Johns QMR Richmond. Is there any Tug here that can be hired until that belonging to the Govt is repaired. Maj M has been instructed to make any temporary arrangement he can to prevent the accumulation of freight at Petersburg. How long will it be before the Govt Tug is ready for use again.
A R Lawton  QM Genl
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