Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Rail Road Meeting in Prince William

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA)
June 30, 1854

Rail Road Meeting in Prince William

At a meeting in the lower part of Prince William County, at Cole's Precinct, held on the 24th, Seymour Lynn, in the chair, and P. D. Lipscomb, Secretary, the following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved, That this meeting cordially approve of the proposed extension of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, from some point on the said road, to a point on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at or near Manassas Station in Prince William County, and we pledge ourselves to do all in our power to facilitate said extension.

Resolved, That William P. Cole, Robert Hodgkin, Lawrence Cole, George F. Carney, William Botts, and Seymour Lynn, be appointed a committee to procure grants of the right of way for said road through this county; and said committee are requested to report progress to a meeting to be held at Bertrnd E. Francis's in this county on Saturday the 8th day of July 1854, at 2 o'clock P. M.

Col. Eppa Hunton, Charles E. Sinclair, esq., and Seymour Lynn, esq., addressed the meeting very ably and eloquently in favor of the proposed extension.

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