UA, SIW 12/31/1864

Selma Dec 31st 64

A. T. Jones Esqr

Dr Sir
Yours Truly
Geo. O. Bater
   The Decatur is a devil of a pest & needs constantly to put on a new man. Every other day, these mechanics "spile" {spoil?} if they work too long in one place. I will try & send this one up & get them away from here as soon as possible, as there are so many men running after mechanics & paying them high wages.