UA, SIW 11/5/1863

Selma Nov 5th 1863
Mr. Hazard
Dear Sir,
   As you wrote, that the lumber was on Tuesday's train I went to the depot with the expectation of getting the lumber but the agent told me it had not arrived tell Mr. James that I cannot get any cars at all for the Ala & Miss Rail Road {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR} says that the Tennessee road {the Alabama & Tennessee River RR} does not turn over to them but three of four cars a week (but not that many this week) and They say's they cannot let there cars go up the Ala Tenn R. R. I have the promise of the next cars when ever he gets them from the Tenns RR. ***
And Oblige Yours &c
Jno. P. Tillman