LVA, TRED 11/27/1861

Richmond Nov. 27, 1861

Col. M. B. Prichard Ch. Engr   {Chief Engineer, Memphis & Charleston RR}
Memphis Ten
Dear Sir,
   We have yours 23d Inst & with have the articles ready for shipment in a few days & in the meantime please advise us if we shall forward via Augusta or await the opening of the Western route.
   The spikes you order are much smaller than any heretofore required by you & will have to be manufactured especially.
   We are preparing to supply every article that may be required in our land, building a new Rolling Mill & Foundry, our chair business has been backed up for 2 or 3 months, because of the pressing demands upon our establishment for other purposes that would not be delayed
Very Truly
J. R. Anderson & Co.