April 16th, 1904. Illinois Steel Company, Mr. Edw. M. Sparhawk, Manager of Sales, Denver, Colo. Dear Sirs:- Please enter our order for Five Hundred (500) gross tons 40 pound rail, with the necessary angle-bars, bolts 3"" x 5-8"" with hexagon nuts and 5 x 1-2"" spikes for same. Prices to be as follows: Rails $26.00 per gross ton. Angle-bars $1.75 per cwt. Bolts 2.90 per cwt. Spikes 1.80 per cwt. All f. o. b. cars Omaha; terms net cash in thirdy days from date of invoice. We will probably not want these rails shipped before August or September, but will advise you definitely on this point later. Our preference would be to have this material routed via Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul RR., if you can so arrange. Yours truly, Sumpter valley RR David Eccles Prest
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