NA, SWR 5/4/1862

Southern Telegraph
Received at Richmond   May 4 1862 at        o'clock,     minutes
By telegraph from Selma  May 4    To Geo W Randolph Secty War
   The Ala & Miss {Rivers} Rail Road Comp'y will have to cease track laying in a short time unless they get possession of rail road iron belonging to the Marion & Cahaba Rail Road {Cahaba, Marion & Greensboro RR} now seized by order of the Navy Dept. Will you authorise me to intercept the same & seize it for the company at their expense.
A. S. Gaines