NP, SMR 1/16/1863

From the Selma Morning Reporter
January 16, 1863
Wanted to Hire Six Hundred Negroes
   To work on the Rail Road leading from Montgomery to Decatur, mostly in getting ties, track laying, bridging, &c., near Elyton and Montavallo {on the South & North Alabama RR}. Subsistence and houses already prepared. One woman and one boy to ten men will be taken. Parties sending fifty (50) or more hands, can send an overseer to assist in the proper management of the negroes. Hire payable quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
   Apply to the undersigned at Montgomery by Telegraph or Mail.
John T. Milner
Chief Eng. S. & N. & Central Ala. R. R.