UA, SIW 3/15A/1865

Selma Mch 15/65

Maj Thos Peters
   We have only coal enough on hand to run the mill this week. The Montevallo Coal road will be taken up the next week. We consume in the mill 11 tons coal per day and some arrangements must be made to keep us supplied. Can this be done from the S. & N. R. Rd. {South & North Alabama RR} with regularity for 10 cars pr month.
   It is coal or stop until we can accumulate supply as we have to pay our workmen when the mill stops for want of coal.
   Send up boilers & Engine
   Close contract with Coal Road.
A. T. Jones