Fare for the Delegates to the Philadelphia Convention

August 6, 1866


The railroads in Virginia, Kentucky and other southern states have agreed to charge half fare for those delegates traveling to the Philadelphia Convention.


Mr. Charles Mason, corresponding secretary of the National Union Executive Committee, announces that all the railroads in Virginia, and Kentucky, and the States further south, have agreed to charge only half fare to the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention. In some cases they will charge full fare going, and return free. In most cases they will pay half fare each way. Mr. Mason suggests that delegates should provide themselves with credentials showing their appointment.
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