NA, BRGT&O 12/18/1861

Office Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete & Opelousas R. R. Co.

Baton Rouge Decr 18th 1861
To his Excellency
Thos. O. Moore
Governor of the State of Louisiana
   The undersigned President and Secretary of the "Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete & Opelousas Rail Road Company" present herewith a Statement exhibiting the amount received by the Company, up to the first day of August 1861, upon its Capital Stock:
Total amount of Receipts, Three hundred and four thousand, one hundred and sixty eight 19/100 Dollars ($304,168.19); and that they have received from the State Seventy Bonds of One thousand Dollars, and no more, and that the Company is entitled to six Bonds of the State of One thousand Dollars each.
J. V. Duralde, Prest
A. Sheppers, Secy.
State of Louisiana
Parish of East Baton Rouge
   Before me, the undersigned Justice of the Peace, duly commissioned and sworn, personally came and appeared J. V. Duralde, president, and A. Sheppers, Secretary, of the Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete & Opelousas Railroad Company, who being duly sworn, state that the foregoing Statement is true and Correct; that they have received from the State of Louisiana, on account of her subscription to said Railroad, Seventy Bonds of one Thousand Dollars, and no more, and that they are now entitled to receive from the State Six Bonds.
J. V. Duralde Prest
A. Sheppers Secy
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Eighteenth day of December, One thousand eighty hundred and Sixty one
P. A. Walker J. P.