NA, QMR 3/13/1863

Assistant Quarter Masters Office
Savannah March 13, 1863
Col. A. C. Myers
Q. M. General
Richmond Va.
   I have the honor to inform you, That owing to the pressing demand for forage in the Military District, I have been compelled to give the enclosed guarantee to the Sav{anna}h Albany & Gulf Rail Road in order to ensure the prompt delivery of Forage. Finding that a large quantity of fodder has been damaged by being brought on open cars, I wrote the President of the road in relation to the matter and enclose copies of my letter and his reply. Being compelled to condemn a large quantity of Fodder, as unfit for issue. I would respectfully ask, whether the course that I have pursued meets your approbation, I would at the same time state that the fodder condemned brings ??ly the cost price, as my contracts are greatly under the market price at the present time.
I am Very Respy
Your Obt Svt
H. M. Davenport
Capt & AWM
{on back of letter}
Capt H. M. Davenport
Savannah Mch 13th 1863
Letter in relation to transportation of Forage
Q.M.Genls Office
Richd March 20/63
Respt forwarded to Cols. Wadley at Augusta Geo, as he is charged with the duty of contracting with the RRd Cos. for government transportation, and regulating all the consideration thereof.
A. C. Myers
Q. M. Genl.
Recd March 18, 1863