A Congressional History of Railways in the United States Volume 2

A Congressional History of Railways in the United States Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...putting a premium on the dishonesty or poverty of the defaulting roads. Such complaint was made in Congress and little opposition was made to a bill reported by the Senate committee on military affairs31 to authorize the reopening of the settlement made with the Western and Atlantic Kailway of Georgia and to make a settlement on the basis adopted with the Tennessee roads.32 For several successive sessions thereafter bills were introduced, the gist of which was to apply this act to all the indebted southern roads which had made payment before the act of 1871. No such bill was passed, however, and it would seem just to regard the compromise acts of '71 and '75 as necessary adjustments of bad debts rather than favors granted to a few roads, though the House committee on judiciary in a report made in 1878 takes the opposite view.83 Other Military Relations The ordinary relations between the government of the United States and the railways on the military score may be briefly mentioned. Considerable payments have been made for the w H. Jr., 1874-75, pp. 474, 613; Cong. Rec., 1874-75, Index to bills, H. bill 1938. "See Exec. Docs.. 1875-76, no. 57. M Sen. Rep., 1875-76. no. 225. BAct of Mar. 3. 1877. This railway was owned by Georgia. It was claimed that the United States owed it for transportation after the war and for about 14 miles of rails taken away. See H. Mitt.. 1871-72, no. 209.-H. Rev-. 1877-78, no. 909. Gives a good resume of the subject. It Is argued that the southern roads were all in the same financial condition and w the debts of some were not "worse" than others. transportation of troops and supplies during times of peace.34 There is constantly the necessity for moving troops and transporting supplies, and payment is made, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578163
  • 9781236578167