NCA, RRB 9/17/1863

Southern Telegraph Form
Petersburg {Sept} 17 1863
Send the following Message -- subject to the above Conditions
To Col J D Whitford
   Your message is just recd I send a copy of your message to Mr Gill {Superintendent, Richmond & Petersburg RR} asking him to telegraph you whether your trains {Atlantic & North Carolina RR} could go through to Richmond and halped (?) there could with our own trains we can bring corn here as fast as it can be carried away.
C. O. Sanford  {President, Petersburg RR}
{Month assumed from other messages on same subject}