NA, SWR 2/9/1863

Southern Telegraph
Received at Richd Feb 9 1863 at      o'clock     minutes
By telegraph from Mobile  9 To Presdt Confederate States
   Qr Master Mims & all others in Gen Pemberton's command are preventing the shipment of corn for private interests there is an abundance corn for the army & people but these orders have produced great distress & suffering among the poor & soldiers families in there no relief
L J Fleming
Chf Engr & Genl Supt {Mobile & Ohio RR}