NA, CM&G 10/15/1862

Confederate States

For Meridian & Selma Rail Road Co.

Bot of Cahaba Marion & Greensboro Rail Rd Company

As per Receipts of Alabama & Mississippi Rivers R Rd. Co.

 
Date No of Rails Length Weight Pounds No of Rails Length Weight pounds
October 15 6366 21 Feet 2,239,240 2 11 Feet 369
  2 20  " 670 2 11   " 335
  133 18  " 39,501 4 10 1/2 " 704
  216 17  " 61,506 1 9  " 150
  4 16  " 1,072 4 7 1/2  " 503
  3 15  " 753 2 5  " 167
  9 14  " 2,110 1 4  " 67
  2 13 1/2  " 452      
  6,735   2,345,304 16   2,295
  16         2,345,304
Total No Rails 6,751 Total Weight 2,347,599 1048 tons 79 lbs
4804 Chairs

9 lbs each

43,236 "
Spikes 66,100 "
4 Frogs Weighing 2,900 "
5 Switch Stands Value at $40 ea
The following prices have been agreed upon for the above articles by Sam Tate Mil Supt. of the Meridian & Selma Rail Road
1048 Tons & 79 lbs Iron Rails @ $80 per Ton $83,842.83
43,236 lbs Wrought & Cast Chairs @ 10 cts per lb 4,323.60
66,100 lbs  "  Spikes @  10cts per lb 6,600.00
2,900 lbs Cast Frogs @ 10 cts per ;b 290.00
5 Switch Stands Valued at $40 Each 200.00
Boxing Spikes as pr agreement 152.20
$95,418.63
   I certify upon honor, that the above articles have been received by me for the Meridian & Selma Rail Road and have been used for the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Rail Road Company, completing a portion of said Meridian & Selma Rail Road and that the same was purchased of the Cahaba, Marion & Greensboro Rail Road Company at reasonable prices and that the sum of Ninety Five Thousand Four Hundred & Eighteen 63/100Dollars is due said Company for the same. done by order of Genl Braxton Bragg
Sam Tate Mil Supt
Meridian & Selma Rail Road
Demopolis Ala
Decr 13th 1862
 
{on the back of the document}
Q.M.Genls Office
Feby 6 63 Richd
   The Secretary of War having approved the payment of the within account, Lt. Colo L. Smith, A. Q. M. Genl., can pay the amount ??? to the Cahaba Marion & Greensboro R Road Compy or its duly authorized attorney. This ??ment will be reimbursed by charging the amount paid against transportation earned hereafter by the Selma & Meridian R Road Company.
A. C??

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