UA, SIW 3/1/1865

Shelby Iron Works
Mch 1st 1865
Maj Thoms Peters Treasr
Dear Sir,
   Yours of the 24th ulto with enclosures is just to hand. The iron for the Ala & Tenn RRd {Alabama & Tennessee River RR} will be shipped the first train. The givr carriage Tin is ready. The 500 tons pig Iron will receive attention as you suggested. The bill of stul is correct.
   The iron for the Coal road {the Montevallo Coal RR?} will receive attention as soon as the mill is repaired. A few days since the pinions to the bar mill broke; as soon as new ones can be put in we can roll the iron, if we have coal. The mill without accident will be ready by Monday. We shall be out of coal by Saturday. I have written Mr. Andrews for cars, but you had better see him & if it stops raining have 12 cars sent up to coal road by Saturday 12 o'clock, so that we can get them on Sunday evening. If it will stop raining our road {the Shelby Coal RR} can be repaired in 3 days. I enclose memo. which please give attention, particularly the corn.
Yours truly
A. T. Jones
V. P.