NA, BRGT&O 3/12/1862

State of Louisiana

Parish of East Baton Rouge
   Before me the undersigned Justice of the Peach duly commissioned and sworn, personally came and appeared J. V. Duralde President of the Baton Rouge Grosse Tete & Opelousas Railroad Company, who being duly sworn, States that there is now Fourteen Miles and 880 feet of said road graded and upon which no iron has been laid; and that the said Company is entitled to receive from the State of Louisiana Eighty four Bonds of One thousand Dollars each, in accordance with Act. No. 70, approved Jany 20th 1862, entitled "An Act to authorize the issue of State Bonds to Railroad Companies, agreeably to Ordinance No. 29 of the Louisiana State Convention, adopted March 23d 1861."
Deponent further states that this Company has received from the State only Seventy Six Bonds on one thousand Dollars each, on account of her subscription to said Road.
J. V. Duralde
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th March 1862
P. A. Walker J. P.