OR, Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1066

Confederate States of America, War Department
Richmond, April 16, 1862
James L. Price, Esq.
  Your letter of the 15th instant has been received. In pursuance of the act of Congress the sum of $150,000 will be paid to the president of the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Railroad Company for the purposes of completing the railroad connection between Selma, in Alabama, and Meridian, in Mississippi. When a mortgage on the road and its appurtenances shall have been recorded and satisfactory personal security given for the proper application of the money, the agent of the Government, Mr. Gaines, must report on the sufficiency of both.
Geo. W. Randolph
Secretary of War