Letter from W. W. McCafferty to J. H. Devereaux, January 29, 1864

An inquiry about re-hiring a blacksmith for the military railroad.

Mr. J. H. Deveraux
Supt. U. S. Military R. Rds.

Dear Sir

About two weeks ago I discharged a Blacksmith named Van Cress on account of Sickness. This day he has returned and solicited employment. We are badly in want of that class of Mechanics and there are but few offering. He is a good man and well acquainted with our work. Should I hire him?

Very Respectfully Yours + c.

W. W. McCafferty
M. M.

About this Document

  • Source: Letter from W. W. McCafferty to John H. Devereaux
  • Extent: 1 page
  • Citation: National Archives and Records Administration , Record Group 92, subgroup 1601, Letters Received by J. H. Devereaux
  • Date: January 29, 1864