NA, RRB 7/7/1863

Confederate States of America
Adjutant General's Department
Rail Road Bureau Richmond July 7th 1863
Hon. J. A. Seddon
Secy of War
Richmond Va
   I have the honor to inform you that John D. Whitford Esq {President of the Atlantic & North Carolina RR} will accept a position in this Bureau, to serve in North Carolina, with the rank of Major. I therefore respectfully request that his appointment and orders be forwarded me.
I remain Sir
Very respectfully
Your obdt servant
F. W. Sims
Capt & A. A. G.
{on back of document}
Adj A
Approved as Q. M. will make of Major dating after appointment of Captn Sims & assign to duty with him.
9th July '63