UG, W&A 10/3/1861

Southern Telegraph Form

Received at October 3 1861 at       o'clock,         minutes
By Telegraph from Chattanooga  To Gov J E Brown
   It is important that the 18 cannon through today go on to New Orleans & we have no cars here cant your cars go to {Grand?} Junction? They shall be returned promptly from there Answer tonight 
Sam Tate   {President, Memphis & Charleston RR}
{On the back of the telegram}
Yes if you will see to it that they are ??? and returned promptly.
Joseph E Brown
Sam Tate
Chattanooga Tenn