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April 17, 1871

The Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad will build lines from Fredericksburg to Alexandria. It will go under the name Potomac Railroad Company and also create a line to Georgetown. The Pennsylvania Central Railroad also has plans of building…

March 31, 1871

The areas in the Kanawha and James River Valleys are rich in minerals and will serve the Richmond community greatly. This, along with the commerce and railroads, will reestablish the city of Richmond.

March 23, 1871

The Committee of Nine will get control of the Virginia Petersburg Railroad, which is great news for the city of Richmond, because for a fair price the city will be able to open up connections with other regions of the nation.

March 23, 1871

The Washington and Richmond line will connect the two cities and bring even more prosperity and national connections, immigration and wealth to the city of Richmond.

March 23, 1871

The Lawyer from Petersburg and General Mahone started a fight after the Senate passed the bill that allowed the Committee of Nine to have access to the railroad. There were many punches thrown and a pistol was shot.

March 16, 1871

The House of Delegates gave the control of the Richmond-Petersburg railroad to the committee of nine by one vote. This is a great victory, for now the committee of nine will have control of the Rail and be able to prioritize the interests of…

March 14, 1871

The West is going to have stronger connections with Richmond which will increase trade and manufacturing. There will be routes from Lexington to Louisville. In two years, Virginia will have roads from Baltimore, strengthening connections in the North…

March 14, 1871

General Mahone believes the control of the Richmond-Petersburg Railroad should be in his hands to protect Richmond's interests. He is incorrect, for there is a committee of nine that will truly protect Virginia's interests. This will also lead to…

March 11, 1871

The Dispatch is questioning why General Mahone gets the sole rights to the railroad and takes it away from the city and the Virginian company. It is unfair that he gets every motion passed that he desires, and sacrifices the prosperity of Richmond.

March 11, 1871

There has been opposition to granting privileges, which the Dispatch views as absurd. The Chesapeake Ohio railroad is helping Richmond thrive and is doing great things for the city, and the Dispatch sees no reason to resist the growth of this…
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