Letter to the Editor about Railroad Subsidies

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Title

Letter to the Editor about Railroad Subsidies

Subject

Railroads

Description

In this letter to the editor, the writer makes a case for the importance of the region and the value of extending the railroads through the territory. He argues that incoming President Ulysses S. Grant is not opposed to the extension of a transcontinental railroad to the Pacific Northwest and to the proliferation of railroads throughout the region - that otherwise, the area is a locked treasure chest.

“To shut down upon railroad grants will be committing national suicide, and we do not believe that General Grant will wish to cut the throat of the nation he has fought to preserve.”

Abstract

This is a short letter to the editor in response to the Oregonian editorial reprinted in the Vancouver Register - elsewhere in this database - concerning the tabling of the railroad omnibus bill in Congress and unlikely to get support. The letter is critical of this lack of support in Congress.

Creator

Unknown

Source

The Vancouver Register

Publisher

Vancouver, Washington

Date Issued

1869-03-27

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 4, No. 24

Spatial Coverage

Washington Territory

Temporal Coverage

1869

Provenance

Washington Secretary of State History Database

URL

http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

2

End Page

2

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