NA, SWR 3/1/1863

Southern Telegraph
Received at Richmond Mch 1 1863 at      o'clock     minutes
By telegraph from Jackson  28 To Jas A Seddon Secty of War
   The transportation of subsistence from the line of the Mobile & Ohio RR is to me a matter of vital importance this road refuses to let its cars when loaded with my stores be brought over the Southern {(of Mississippi)} road this causing requires delay & loss. other roads in this Dept take each others cars. I must officially ask that this road be required to allow its cars loaded with subsistence required to be carried directly over the southern road to be promptly unloaded in Vicksburg & return I ask this as a matter of necessity I have heard nothing of Col Wadley yet
J. C. Pemberton
Lt Genl Comdg