Richard Henry Pratt responds to a statement from the Second Auditor of the Treasury in settlement of his accounts from the fourth quarter of 1884 to and including the fourth quarter of 1885. Pratt goes through a list of transportation costs that were disallowed due to a portion of the road being subsidized by bond.
Explanation of Disallowances Made By Treasury Department in Account Settlements
May 5, 1887
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 392, 1887-#11855