NP, VW 1/13/1863

From the Vicksburg Whig
January 13, 1863
Wanted to Hire Eight Hundred Negros
   To work on the Rail Road leading from Montgomery to Decatur, Alabama, 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 Negros. Hire payable Quarterly, Semi-Annually or annually. Apply at the Washington Hotel.
W. B. Hyde