UA, SIW 1/26A/1865

Shelby Iron Works
Jany 26th 1865
Maj T. Peters
Dear Sir,
   I have yours of the 23d. I enclose a copy of letter to Mr. Andrews -- two sides to every question. I am sorry I stole the 4 cars Coal. It was the nicest coal I most ever saw. Make such an arrangement in reference to the coal road {probably the Montevallo Coal RR} as you may deem best for this Co. If I can get off, will try and meet you there Saturday morning early. I am sorry you can get no money. I shall need next week about $15000 to pay up workmen &c. Where is it to come from?  Squeeze Col. Hunt & squeeze Maj. ??? You probably can get some from one of them. We recd. 10 cars coal from Coal road today I enclose memo. of coal road, which will be accounted for in yours settlement with Govt. Say to Col Hunt that our small rolls would do him no good without the housing & roughing rolls and these we cannot spare as we use them in making sizes over 1/2 round & square. We would have to get up a set of pounding for a little milk, if he got our small rolls. He would also have to make the roughing rolls, & it would be much better to have the set to fit. I enclose memo of Iron left at Columbiana belonging to the RRd {probably the Alabama & Tennessee River RR}. We have a lot of ties ready for shipment for both RRds {probably the Alabama & Tennessee River RR and the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR}.
Yours truly
A. T. Jones
V. P.