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Office S.A. Comr, Bu R.F. & A.L.
14th Sub District of Texas
Columbia, Tex Aug. 26th 1867

Lieut J. T. Kirkman U.S.A.
A.A.A. Genl. Bu. R.F. & A.L.
Galveston, Tex


I have the honor to call the attention of the Auxiliary Commissioners to the fact that there exists in this County what was the Columbus Tap R.Rd but now merged by an Act of the late Legislature of this state into the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado R.Rd.

The Columbus Tap Road was chartered sometime previous to the war but up to the breaking out of the rebellion (as far as I can learn) nothing was done in the way of building it, during the war it was built under orders from Magruder as a military road.
Some difficulty existed at the "break up" in regard to the iron used on the road. This I learn was hacked up but the road bed was laid under direction of the Military.

I would therefore respectfully suggest that the road be seized (at least until a thorough investigation be made).

Very Respectfully
Your Obt Serv't
S. A. Commr

Transcription Notes:
Info about the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado railroad, merged with Columbus Tap Track in 1867: Info about Columbus Tap Railway: