A. J. Galloway to Richard Yates

Title

A. J. Galloway to Richard Yates

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863-06-11

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

509990

Transcription

Chicago June 11th 1863

His Excellency

Richard Yates

Dear Governor:

After my congratulations for your noble act in adjourning the late Legislature, allow me to assure you that the hue & cry got up here against the recent city R. R. Act is not a disinterested and spontaneous movment, but is in a great measure inaugurated and paid for by the present city railway monopoly whose abuse of the Public is a disgrace to Chicago. Although residing two miles from my office, I walk four fifths of the time, to avoid riding in, or on a car crowded with forty to seventy persons, where thirty cannot be comfortably carried. I am not a party in interest in the charter now in your hands, but I believe that if it fails to receive your sanction, we shall be deprived of reasonable competition in city railway accommodations for a long time to come, and so enrich the present monopolists, that it will be almost impossible to escape from their crushing power.

Very Truly Yours

A J. Galloway


Answered

File Legist P.

Galloway A J

Chicago June 11 1863.

Compliments the Governor for adjourning the Legislature. but speaks very favorable of the House R R Bill.

Recd Ex O. June 22 1863

Gov'r.

Ansd

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“A. J. Galloway to Richard Yates,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed June 20, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22272.