Proceedings of the Special Committee on Railroads; Appointed Under a Resolution of the Assembly to Investigate Alleged Abuses in the Management of Railroads Chartered by the State of New York Volume 1

Proceedings of the Special Committee on Railroads; Appointed Under a Resolution of the Assembly to Investigate Alleged Abuses in the Management of Railroads Chartered by the State of New York Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... ask from this witness what the impression was that was created on his mind by a. particular discussion; it seems to me we can have the discussion andmake up our own minds on it.. The CHAlRMAN--Tl1e question was whether 'that matter was discussed in determining the rates; he can answer that certainly. Q. Please give the subject of those dissussions. Mr. Srizmvn.-That is fair, if he can possibly do that. Q. Answer the other question first please; were they discussed? A. The subjects were discussed. Q. Please give the substance of these discussions? Mr. STERNE--J11st tell us if you were present? A. I can only say these subjects were discussed with a view to the rights of the different seaboard cities, the relative advantages of the cities; they were always defended and guarded by the roads representing these cities, the New York roads, working for the interest of New York as fully as if they owned the City of New York, and all the merchants in New York, and had their life and property depending upon the growth and prosperity of New York. Mr. sTERNE------YO11 don't give us the substance of the discussion; I move to strike all that out. The CHAIRMAN--I think your examination was in reference to this, not with this witness, but with their other witnesses; you asked Mr. Austin the effect of this discrimination upon the commerce of New York, and the growth of New York, etc.; I think we shall have to let him answer the question. Mr. S'rERNE--But he is not answering the question; he is asked to give the substance of the discussion; now, he answers and states what the motives of these people were? A. That is the substance of the discussion that I gave you; it is the principle upon which the discussions were carried on. Q. That is it;...show more

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  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904087
  • 9781236904089