|At a meeting of the Board of Directors held on
Tuesday the 26th day of March 1861. A majority of the Board being
present; the following Resolution was immediately adopted.
| Resolved, That the President is hereby
authorized to receive from the Confederate States, of America, the Sum
of fifteen thousand Dollars as an advance to assist in the speedy
completion of the Road, and to execute a contract to pay back the same
in the transportation of Troops, munitions of war, and such other
service as may be required, and to contract for the completion of the
Road by the 10th day of May next ensuing, so as to perfect the
connection between Montgomery and Pensacola, and in the event that the
Road should not be completed by the time specified then to bind this
Company to provide at its own expense for the transportation of the
Baggage of Troops, Provisions and Munitions, over the Gap or Interval
between the two ends of the Road.
| I, John E. Baker Secretary of the
Alabama & Florida Rail Road Company of the State of Alabama, do hereby
certify that the above is a true copy of the Resolution, of the Board
of Directors of Said Road, taken from their Minute Book.
|Jno. E. Baker Secty
|Ala & Fla. R. R. Co of Ala