5 x 8, imprinted letter sheet, written in ink.
Office Asst. Quartermaster, U.S. Army,
New Orleans, Jan. 26, 1864.
Captain of Schooner Neptune's Pride reported loaded with oats. The schooner draws 9 1/2 feet. Shall I discharge her, or would you send her to Texas after she will have been lightened.
Your most obt. servt.
Capt. & A.Q.M.
Docket on the reverse:
J. Mahler, A.Q.M.
Advising arrival of Schr. Neptune's Pride & if she is to be sent to Texas or discharged here.
[signed with initials]
Very fine war date letter regarding the Schooner "Neptune's Pride" bringing in U.S. Army supplies to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Captain Jacob Mahler, who signed this document, was from Wisconsin, and he was commissioned Captain, A.Q.M., U.S.A., on July 21, 1862, and was discharged on June 29, 1865.