Washington June 10. 06.
Messrs. Jones & Howell
I have to ask the favor of you to send me, under the shortest delay possible, the assortment of iron below stated. it is for the completion of a mill which will be in waiting for this iron before it can reach Virginia. you will address it to Gibson & Jefferson as usual, advising me of it’s departure, & amount. I salute you with friendship
|bar iron.||2 ½ I. broad 3/16 I. thick, amounting in lengths to 80.f. running measure.|
|3 I. broad. ⅝ I. thick. 36. f. length running measure.|
|2 ½ I. broad ⅝ I. thick. 40. f. do.|
|1 ½ I. square. 2 bars.|
|2. bundles||of the largest sheet iron.|
|2. do.||of the next size.|
|2. do.||of Deck rod.||[this word Deck is so illegibly written in the memorandum sent me that I may mistake it. I am led to doubt the more because I do not understand the term. you can probably correct it.]|
200. square feet of sheet iron a full sixteenth of an inch thick & in rather long lengths
MHi: Coolidge Collection.