Report of the Committee on Railroads on the Investigation of Albert D. Briggs; One of the Board of Railroad Commissioiners. April, 1876

Report of the Committee on Railroads on the Investigation of Albert D. Briggs; One of the Board of Railroad Commissioiners. April, 1876

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Q. Why was there a delay in the subscriptions? A. I cannot tell you, now; I know there were delays, but it would be impossible for me now to give dates.. Q. You agree with Mr. Hartwell, that you had no previous business with him? A. With whom? Q. With Mr. Hartwell. A No, sir. Q. No practical knowledge of the bridge business? A No, sir. Q. How happened you to go into it? A. The same as into any business transaction, --to make money. Q. Your proposal was to Mr. Munson? A. Yes, sir. ' Q. Had you any connection with the Massachusetts Central Railroad? A. No, sir. Q. Did you understand, at the time your bid was made, there were a great many others?, A. I didn't. Q. Did you get an idea that there were several? A. I haven't any idea about it? Q. (By Mr. WILLIAMS.) This contract was advertised, I sup pose, for bids? A. I cannot say, as to that. Q. _ Do you know whether the right was-reserved to reject bids? A. I do not. Q. (By the CHAIRMAN.) Did you consider you were the lowest 9 bidder. A. Yes, sir. Q. (By Mr. FAIRBANKS.) In making bids for finishing up jobs given up, were you associated with him? A. If he made such a bid, I was; I was associated with him_in all such matters. Q. (By the CHAIRMAN.) You were paid $6,000 to let somebody, who bid higher, have the contract? A. Yes, sir; that is the case. ' (By Mr. MosELnY.) You had no idea there was any oppo sition to your building the bridge? A. Never. Q. Nothing, with regard to your incompetency to build it? A. Never; I think Mr. Munson expressed himself the other way. The question was never raised. He gave his reasons for our not doing the work. Q. (By Mr. HEYwoon.) What were those reasons? A. 'The reason was, business interest; his business interests were such--I remember the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496043
  • 9781236496041