19 January 1864: “…the Rail Road now being constructed between Danville and Greensboro…”

Item Description:  Letter dated 19 January 1864 from Henry St. George Offutt, Chief of the Cantract Bureau of the Confederate Postal Department, Richmond, Va., to Thomas A. Ratliff, Postmaster of Wentworth, N.C., concerning mail routes between Danville, Va., and Greensboro, N.C.


Item Citation:  Letter dated 19 January 1864, found in the Confederate Papers #172, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:  
Thomas A. Ratcliff, Esq. P.M.
Wentworth, N.C.
Referring to your letter of the 22nd, I have to inform you that this Department cannot make an arrangement to have the mails carried on the Rail Road now being constructed between Danville and Greensboro till it is completed.
Respectfully,H. St. Geo. Offutt,
Chief of the Contract Bureau
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