NA, QM 5/11/1863

Quartermaster General's Department
Richmond, May 11th 1863
Saml. Tate  {President, Memphis & Charleston RR}
Chattanooga, Tenn.
   Colonel Wadley is here and states that the Draft is for an engine delivered to the M. & C. {Memphis & Charleston} Railroad, which was exchanged by you with the Nashville & Chattanooga Road. Unless the engine be returned to Colonel Wadley the Draft must remain a charge against the road. It may be withdrawn if you obtain from the N&C Road an acknowledgement that it will account for the engine to the Government.
A. C. Myers, Q. M. Genl.
Sent by telegram.