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Chattanooga, 1861. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2018.004

Scope and Contents

Printed Broadside: "Chattanooga, October 4,1861 (Caption Title.). In accordance with a call from Wm. S. Ashe, Assistant Quartermaster General, a meeting of the Representatives of the Southern Rail Roads was held this day at the Crutchfield House. . .the object of the Government in calling the Convention to be, to request the assistance of the Rail Roads in the Confederate States, in furnishing machinery to assist the East Tennessee and Georgia Rail Road to transport the large amount of Government freight now accumulated at Knoxville and Bristol, and to adopt uniform rates for the transportation of Government freight over the roads in the Confederate States... REPORT (sub-title): The committee to whom was referred the subject of Government freights and charges for the same, recommend that the classification and rates be established as follows: [4 Classes are described, along with associated charges]. . .The payments for Government service will be received in the Treasury Notes or Bonds of the Confederate States.... [Necessary Resolutions and Motions were made and passed]." Chattanooga: n.p., 1861. 11"x 9", sheet size, 8.5" x 7.5", max image size.


  • 1861

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Evidence of sheet previously being folded. Light toning of paper. Parrish & Willingham 5313; this present copy is believed to be the only copy extant. Scanned & added to the Digital Collection, October 2018.

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