SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY,
OFFICE OF THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT,
1300 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
Washington, D. C.
Feb. 29th., 1896 Mr. Wm. M. Thornton,
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Va., Dear Sir: Referring to your letter of the 8th instant, to President
Spencer, regarding rates on building material for the reconstruction
of certain buildings at the University. I beg to advise that we
will accept on this material, when from local point on our line, one-
half local tariff rates, and on shipments originating beyond junction
points on our line, we will reduce the proportions accruing to us
out of the rates on such shipments, one-half.

Yours, very truly

Third Vice-President