|From the Raleigh Standard
|June 23, 1863
|Board of Internal Improvements
| The Board of Internal Improvements met in
this City on Friday last, present His Excellency Gov. Vance and J. H.
Flanner, Esq. The Hon. E. G. Reade was prevented by indisposition from
being present. The following appointments were made:
|DIRECTORS IN THE NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD
| John Everett of Wayne, John D. Flanner of
Craven, Rufus S. Tucker of Wake, Albert Johnson of Wake, John Berry of
Orange, Cyrus P. Mendenhall of Guilford, D. A. Davis of Rowan, and W.
C. Means of Cabarrus. Ralph Gorrell, State proxy.
|ATLANTIC & NORTH CAROLINA ROAD
| Peter G. Evans of Carteret, C. R. Thomas
of Carteret, A. T. Jerkins of Craven, W. B. Wadsworth of Craven,
Council Wooten of Lenoir, James M. Parrott of Lenoir, J. H. Peebles of
Lenoir, and Council Best of Wayne. William H. Oliver, State proxy.
|RALEIGH & GASTON ROAD
| R. W. Lassiter of Granville, J. B.
Littlejohn of Franklin, and George Little of Wake. Dr. E. A. Crudup,
|WESTERN N. C. ROAD
| J. M. Cathey of Haywood, W. W. Avery of
Burke, A. M. Powell of Catawba, William Murphey of Rowan, N. W.
Woodfin of Buncombe, Geo. F. Davidson of Iredell, F. E. Shober of
Rowan, S. B. Erwin of McDowell. Anderson Mitchell, State proxy.
| The following well-timed and appropriate
resolution was offered by Gov. Vance, and adopted. We trust it will
have the desired effect:
| Whereas, Owing to the greatly increased
travel and transportation on our Railroads during the last two years,
increased expenditures have been necessary to keep them in proper
repair, and the Railroad companies have been compelled thereby to
raise from time to time their rates of freight and travel; and
whereas, the agricultural interest of the State, which is our main
reliance to support and carry on the war, may be seriously injured if
no restriction or limitation is placed on these charges:
| Resolved, as the opinion of this Board,
That hereafter, no further increase of charges should be made by
any Railroad company, unless a cause for it should arise which does
not now exist; and that only a sufficient sum of money should be
raised by each of said companies to defray their necessary expenses,
to provide for the repairs and renewal of their Roads, and to declare
such dividends as may be reasonable in amount. And the State proxies
at the meetings of companies hereafter to be held, are hereby
instructed to ascertain what limitation, if any, may be necessary to
effect these objects.