NA, SWT 7/15A/1862

Richmond, July 15th 1862
Hon. A. E. Maxwell  {President, Alabama & Florida (of Florida) RR}
Evergreen, Ala.
   I have ordered the agent, Saml Tate, not to take the iron unless it is absolutely necessary. At this distance I cannot determine the question and must necessarily confide something to the discretion of agents. Of course the Company will be amply indemnified if the iron should be taken.
G. W. Randolph
Sec. of War
Sent by telegram
{I believe this is concerning the removal of iron from the Alabama & Florida (of Florida) RR for the use on the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR}