NA, ENG 2/14/1862

Engineer Bureau
Richmond, Feby. 14, 1862
Major W. B. Thompson
Chief Engineer
Newbern, N. C.
   In order to settle the claim of Gov. Morehead for rail road iron belonging to him {the Atlantic & North Carolina RR} seized last April to construct a rail road from the wharf to Fort Macon it is necessary for the Department to know by whom & by what authority the said iron was seized. I would therefore be much obliged if you would give me this & any other information you may have in regard to the matter. Also please state what the price of said iron was at that time & in September.
Very respectfully yours
Alfred L. Rives
Acting Chief Engineer Bureau