OR, Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 629

Richmond, Va.
June 30, 1862
General Bragg
Tupelo, Miss., via Mobile, Ala.
   In looking at my dispatch to you of yesterday I find that I stated the appropriation to the Selma and Meridian connection to be $400,000. I should have said $150,000. The act of Congress requires it to be advanced to the Alabama & Mississippi {Rivers} Railroad Company, who are to give security for its faithful application. It will be necessary, therefore, for me to pay it to them, and they must disburse it under your directions. I have so informed them, and requested them to send on their mortgage and an agent to draw the money.
G. W. Randolph
Secretary of War