19 December 1864: “will pay $450 per year for Train hands, Firemen and Mechanics”

Item Description: Notice dated 19 December 1864 from the Richmond and Danville Railroad hiring hands at $450 and $400 per annum.


Item Citation: Folder 7, George W. Burwell Papers, #04291, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Richmond and Danville Railroad,

Richmond, Va., Dec 19 1864

Dr Burwell


We wish to hire your hands for the ensuing year, (1865,) and will pay $450 per year for Train hands, Firemen and Mechanics, and $400 per year for all others. Please let me hear from you, and state whether you will hire your hands to us at these rates.

Respectfully, yours,

D.C. Bouman


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