NCA, RRB 8/2A/1862

Richmond, Va.
Aug. 2, 62
Mr. J. D. Whitford
Goldsboro, N. C.
   I have the honor to enclose herewith an order issued by order of the Secy of War instituting a commission to enquire into and report upon the military rail road transportation of the Confederate States, from which you will perceive that you are appointed and requested to act as a member of the same.
   Will you please inform me at your earliest convenience whether you will act as requested.
   Hoping to receive from you a favorable reply
I am Respectfully
Yr obt Sevt
Eug McLean
Maj C. S. A.
Prest Comn
N. B. Please address me here care of Nitre Bureau