B7, A&NC 11/15/1862

Executive Department
Raleigh, Nov. 15th 1862
S. R. Mallory  {Secretary of the Navy}
   His Excellency Governor Vance has received your letter stating that he had the control of a quantity of rail road iron and asking his consent to have the same rolled into plate to be used upon Boats now being built in this State.
   His Excellency presumes that your informant Commander Cook alludes to the iron of the Atlantic Road {the Atlantic & North Carolina RR}, the state is but a Stockholder in the road a large portion belonging to private individuals. A meeting of the directors of the Company has been called and your proposition will be submitted to them. Their decision will be made known to you.
{Signature information not included on the published version.}
OR Series 1, Vol. 18, page 777
Signed by David A. Barnes
Aide-de-Camp to the Governor