NP, MT 8/15/1862

From the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph
August 15, 1862
Notice to Shippers
Office of Montgomery & W. P. R. R.   {Montgomery & West Point RR}
Montgomery, Ala.
April 3, 1862
   On and after the 10th of April this Company will not pay charges on Freight received South of this Road.
   Large quantities of Sugar and Molasses have been detained on the route from New Orleans for months, and most of it is, from necessity, much damaged from exposure.
   The Boats and Rail Roads South of this point will not respond to any claim for damage resulting from delay and exposure -- and to save this Company and the connecting lines from much trouble and loss, and to give the owners the opportunity of locating the damage, it has been deemed advisable to adopt this course.
   In accordance therewith, it will become necessary for consignees to consign their goods to their own Agent at Montgomery.
Dan'l H. Cram
Eng'r & Sup't.