UA, SIW 4/18/1864

Shelby Iron Works
Apl 18th 1864
Mr. Hall
Dear Sir,
   Mr. Day tells me you have ordered the stringers for the Rail Road to be ??? 20 ft long -- if the bill I handed Mr. Jones so orders there is a mistake I think I ordered them 18 ft -- at least they must be 18 feet. If you have ??? the bill 2 feet to suit the iron bar you expect to make, let me know at once and if they are 20 feet long they must be 6x7 instead of 6x6 -- if the stringer are made 20 feet long it causes the cross ties to be laid 3' 4" from center to center. I think 3 feet from center to center is plenty wide.
   Attend to this matter at once.
Very Respectfully
Wm M. Wallace