Louisville, Kentucky, April 7, 1866.
Sir: As you are aware, the paper I submitted to the Secretary of War was referred to Major General George H. Thomas, and by him referred to you, in which I asked for an extension of two years upon the debt due to the United States government by the Memphis, Clarks-ville and Louisville railroad for rolling stock and railroad material.
Since I parted with you. Captain, I have concluded that in all probability I shall be iu condition to pay all of the interest, and one twenty-fourth part of the principal, in two years fromdate of purchase, and thereafter meet monthly instalments promptly, until the debt is cancelled, and hope, sir, you will make your report to General Thomas, framing my applicationfor an extension in accordance with what I have here stated.
With my regards to you, sir, I beg leave to say I am, Captain, your obedient servant.
GEORGE T. LEWIS,
Receiver Memphis, Clarksville and Louisville Railroad Company.
SOURCE: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Impeachment Investigation: Testimony Taken Before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives In the Investigation of the Charges Against Andrew Johnson. Second Session, Thirty-ninth Congress, And First Session, Fortieth Congress. Washington: Govt. print. off., 1867.