NA, QM 12/11C/1861

Quartermaster General's Department
Richmond, Dec 11, 1861
Maj. J. L. Calhoun
A. Q. M.
Montgomery, Ala.
   Under instruction from the Secretary of War I have to inform that the sum of $15000 was advanced by the Government to the Rail Road Company at Montgomery of which Mr. Pollard is President {Mr. Pollard was President of two railroads in Montgomery -- the Montgomery & West Point and the Alabama & Florida (of Alabama). It was probably the latter road that received the loan.}, to be reimbursed out of transportation. You will therefore offset this amount against any claim for transportation in favor of said company, until the same shall be exhausted.
A. C. Myers, Q. M. Genl.