AL, A&F 9/28/1864

Ala & Fla Ra Co.  {(of Alabama)}

Montgomery, Ala. Sept 28th, 1864
 
Lt. Col. Minor Meriwether
Demopolis
 
 Dear Sir,
   I am just in receipt of your letter of 26th Inst. and I send you a detailed statement of the material gotten from Mr. Avery's Road {Alabama & Florida (of Florida) RR} which is as follows:
60 Rails 16 ft long, 41 Rails 17 ft long, 109 Rails 18 ft long, 192 Rails 19 ft long, 307 Rails 20 ft long & 616 Rails 21 ft long, making a total of 1325 Rails = 8781 Lineal yds at 59 lbs per yd. 518079 lbs
Of the lighter Rails there were 857 made up as follows": 1 Rail 10 1/2 ft long, 1 rail 17 1/2 ft long, 1 Rail 18 ft long, 1 rail 19 ft long, 11 Rails 20 ft long, 6 Rails 21 ft long, 1 Rail 22 ft long & 835 Rails 22 1/2 ft long, making together 19220 1/3 ft or 6404 83/100 Lineal yds at 50 lbs to the yd = 320341 1/2  "

Also

566 Cast Chairs weighing 10471  "
1190 Wrought Lip Chairs  " 8925  "
416           "     Slave   "      " 5824  "
119   Boxes of Spikes        " 14712  "
1       Cast Frog                  " 800  "
   All the above was from the Avery Road below the State line. The only variance will be found in the first item as the weight when the receiving clerk gave me as the weight of the 1325 Rails, 516505 2/3, instead of 518079 as now rendered.
Very respectfully
Yr Obt Servt
Saml. G. Jones
Engr. & Supt. 

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