NA, R&G 3/22/1863

Assistant Quarter Master Office
Ridgeway N. C. March 22, 1863
Col. A. C. Myers
Quarter Mr Genl. C. S. A.
Richmond Va
   Finding it impossible to do justice to the Raleigh & Gaston Rail Road Co as President, and to the Government as Assistant Quarter Master, I have tendered my resignation through the Adjutant General of date this day.
   I think perhaps it should have been transmitted through you but being ignorant of the forms and requirements of such matters I also hereby tender it through you and beg its early acceptance.
   The difficulties attending Rail Road Management are so great that with all my time I cannot do justice to the Government transportation and the requirements of the Community.
   I would respectfully recommend Mr. Richard Anington of Warrenton, N. C. (distant 3 miles from this place) as a very suitable person to fill the vacancy, he is every way qualified energetic a gentleman of character and superior business habits and familiar with this whole section of country.
I am Sir with great respect
Very Respectfully
Your Obdt Servant
W. J. Hawkins
Captain & AM