NA, SWT 3/23/1862

Richmond March 23d 1862
Major Genl Sam  Jones
   Make arrangements at once with railroad {Mobile & Ohio RR} to forward to New Orleans as rapidly as possible, and in preference to everything else, the iron sent by Mr. Tift, for covering the steamer now nearly ready for sea in New Orleans.
J. P. Benjamin
Secy of War
Sent by telegram