NA, SWR 5/2/1862

Southern Telegraph
Received at Richmond May 2 1862 at        o'clock,     minutes
By telegraph from Selma   2  To Hon G W Randolph
   An agent of the Navy dept has seized the iron rail belonging to the Marion & Cahaba Rail Road {Cahaba, Marion & Greensboro RR} upon which the Road relied for its completion to the Tombigbee River {the next segment of the road northward} if the exigencies of the govt require it you had best immediately telegraph authority to stop it Mr. Gaines is sick.
James L Price
Chairman Ex Com