UA, SIW 10/14/1863

C. S. Nitre & Mg Bureau

Selma Office
Oct. 14th 1863
A. T. Jones
Prest &c  {President, Shelby Iron Works}
   Your letter of the 10th inst to Capt Pettit in relation to the engine and Rail road iron has been referred to me.
   I presume that the engine can be obtained from the Navy Dept. I have written the Secty on the subject.
   The iron you require cannot be had nearer than 20 miles west of Jackson Miss. I am informed that there is about 80 tons of flat bar there {a bit over 1 mile, both tracks} but it will have to be hauled 25 miles. Although it has been promised me I can get none.
Very Respectfully
Wm Richardson Hunt
Major & O in chg