| Endorsement on letter from Wm. Johnston
Presdt Charlotte & S. C. R. Rd. enclosing report of the commissioners
as to the value of the rails removed by the Govt from Atlantic, Tenn.
& Ohio RR asking immediate payment. July 15/64. Ref by Hon Sec'y
of War 22 July 64.
| Eng Bureau 8 Aug 64. Res referred to Col.
C. F. M. Garnett for consideration & report. From a letter
recently received from Mr. Garnett it would seem that the most
acceptable arrangement which could be made by the Gov't with the
Statesville R. Rd. Co. would be to enter into an agreement to replace
the iron after a treaty of peace.
| Col. Garnett will
therefore please communicate promptly with Mr. Johnston, and make such
offers to him in accordance with the above views as have been
authorized by the Hon Sec'y of War.
|By order Maj Genl Gilmer
|A. L. Rives