NA, QM 3/20A/1863

Quartermaster General's Department
Richmond, March 20th 1863
Cap. W. M. Davenport
A. Q. Master
Savannah, Geo.
   It is not in my power to sanction your action in regard to relieving the Savannah, Albany & Gulf Rail Road, from all liability for damage occurring to forage transported in open cars. The present obligation of the various companies holds them to strict accountability, and that must continue in force until some modification is had of the existing contract. Colonel Wadley, at Augusta, has exclusive control of the Rail Road transportation of the Country, including the power to establish, on the part of the Government, the rates and conditions on which freight shall be carried. You must, therefore, look to him for relief, and I have accordingly referred your communication to him.
A. C. Myers, Q. M. Genl.