NP, CC 4/6/1861

From the Charleston Courier
April 6, 1861
Correspondence of the Courier
Montgomery, April 3, 1861
   The gap in the Alabama and Florida Railway {the Alabama & Florida (of Florida) RR and the Alabama & Florida (of Alabama) RR}, which is the direct route between Montgomery and Pensacola, and which commences about sixty miles from the first-named city, is being rapidly completed. The fund of fifteen thousand dollars requisite for the prosecution of the work was advanced by the Confederate States, on condition of its completion by May 15th, and the road to conduct the transport of troops and supplies by way of compensation for the loan. These facts, in addition to the aspect of affairs at Washington, are very pregnant of significant indications of the foreclosure of that dilatory process which has estopped the action of our Commissioners.