NA, R&G 4/13/1863

Assistant Quarter Master Office
Ridgeway N. C. April 13/63
Hon. J. A. Seddon
Secretary of War
Richmond Va
   I hereby respectfully tender my resignation as Assistant Quarter Master at this post for reason assigned in my former letter of resignation. I beg your early acceptance of the same.
I am Sir
Very Respectfully
Yr Obdt Servant
W. J. Hawkins   {President, Raleigh & Gaston RR}
Captain & AM