NA, SWR 2/18/1862

Feby 18th 1862  Knoxville
Hon J P Benjamin
   The East Tennessee & Va. RR have two engines belonging to Memphis & Charleston Road which the company understood they had purchased through QM Genl CS an order has come from Memphis road for them & if the engines are moved this road will be of much less use to the Government instruct me as this road is important to us
R B Vance
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