From the Richmond Daily State Journal, 5/5/1871, p. 2, c. 3
TO CONTRACTORS FOR STONE MASONRY.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the TREDEGAR COMPANY until 12 M. May 15th, for the ERECTION of the PIERS and ABUTMENTS of a railway bridge across James river from the works of said company to Belle Isle.
Such information as will be necessary to bidders will be in readiness by the 10th of May.
The company reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
E. T. D. MYERS,
Civil Engineer, Richmond, Va.
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