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1 A86r HM/& THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA THE COLLECTION OF NORTH CAROLINIANA PRESENTED BY M. deL. Haywood C38S.1 A86r 186U/65 UNIVERSITY OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL 00032731296 This book must not be taken from the Library building. Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2011 with funding from Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access (NC-LSTA) http://www.archive.org/details/proceedingsofann18641865 Gifr DoL-HaV PROCEEDINGS OF THE OF TSF, iiKP^^4f^Su OF THE (|$ ATLANTIC & N. CAROLINA R. R. 1865. GOLDSBORO J, B, WHITAKER, PRINTER. • 1865. • ANNUAL MEETING OF A meeting of the Stockholders of the Atlantic and North Carolina Rail Road Company was held at Goldsboro , July 20th, 1865. „ . 4 t, n, . j On motion Dr. M. F. Arendell was called to the Chair, and William H. Oliver and John Tall, appointed Secretaries. _ On motion, R. W. King and W. W. Guess were appointed a Committee to ascertain the amount of Stock represented, and to -verify proxies. < ' Moved by C. C. Clark, that one of the Magistrates of Wayne Countv be requested to administer the Amnesty Oath to such Stockholders as may not be excepted by the President s Proc-lamation, to enable them to participate in this meeting. James H. Eventt, Esq., was requested, under the above reso-lution, to administer the oath. , The Committee on Proxies reported that Ihirteen Thousand Six Hundred and Seventeen (13,617) Shares wer6 represent-ed, which being a majority of the Stock, the meeting was de-clared duly organized. " ._ On motion, the meeting adjourned to meet at 2 o clock. The meeting was called to order at 2 o'clock. On motion Sf Gov. Morehead, all Proxies in compliance with the bye-laws, and only deficient for the want ot stamps, were admitted. , c On motion, the meeting proceeded to the election of four Directors for the ensuing year; C R. Thomas and W P. Grimsley were appointed Tellers to hold the election. Ihe Tellers reported that W. B. Wadsworth, John H. Richardson, Isaac Ramsey and John Tull, had received a majority ot the votes cast, and they were declared duly elected. <L On motion, the meeting proceeded to an election of Finance Committee. C. C- Clark, John A. Parrott and Bridges Aren-dell, were reported as having received a majority of the votes cast, and were declared duly elected as Finance Committee for the ensuing year. On motion, the last quarter of Mr. J. D. Whitford's salary, as President, was ordered to be paid in the present currency of the country. On motion, a Free Ticket for life over the Road was ordered to be presented to Mr. John D. Whitford.- On motion of Johnson H. Bryan, the following Resolutions were offered and unanimously adopted : Whereas, The laborer is worthy of his hire—the faithful servant of his just reward : Therefore Resolved, That in John D. Whitford, president of this Road, the Stockholders recognize an' early and tried friend of the enterprise, without whose efforts it is most likely the Company would not have been. Re'solvtd, That to his industry and skill, the work is indebted for the position it has occupied, and now occupies, in the great system of Internal Improvement of the State. Resolved, That to the foresight and intelligence of the previous Boards, of Directors, the Stockholders are indebted for Mr. Whit-ford's invaluable services. Resolved, That the wisdom of the Directors in the selection of Mr. Whitford as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has been fully shown in his past successful management of the Road, and has ' been in a marked manner endorsed by the action of the late Confede-rate authorities, in assigning to him the position of leading man-ager of the Rail Road system of the State, a position which he filled with honor to himself and with credit to his State, till com-pelled to relinquish it through stress of declining health. Resolved, That the thanks of the Stockholders of this Company are hereby tendered to John D. Whitford, President, for his unti-ring industry, marked skill, and the faithful performance of his duty. And Whereas, God in his All-Wise Providence has seen fit to afflict our friend and Chief Officer, in a manner which to us seems most severe; and it appearing to us that the occasion will justify us in mingling our sympathies in his private affairs with our admiration for him as a public servant : Resolved, That in Mr. Whitford's. recent very severe domestic loss, he has our heartfelt sympathies, and our true condolence. As God tempcrcth tha wind to the shorn lamb, may he also strengths J en the heart of firar friend to bear this "blow, and enable hiiii to say in meekness and in t^uth : " Thy will be doce." Resolved, That these Resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the meeting, and that a copy of iheni be sent to Mr. Whitford. On motion, the salary of the President was fixed at Two Thousand Dollars, and that of the Secretary and Treasurer at Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars. On motion, the thanks of the meeting were tendered to the Trustees of the Methodist CLurch for the use of their building. On motion, the thanks of the meeting were tendered to the Chairman and Secretaries, for the faithful discharge of their duties. On motion, the meeting adjourned. M. F. ARENDELL, Chairman. William H. Oliver, ) c , • -, r-p '.> Secretaries. John IulLj \ REPORT or T11E OF THE Gentlemen : It is to be regretted that I am compelled by the extraor-dinary events which have distinguished the year, to present to you, without the approval of the Board of Directors, the Eleventh Annual Report of this Company, which shows the operations of the Road during the Fiscal Year ending May 31st, 1865. From the subjoined statements of the Treasurer, and of the Superintendent of Government Transportation, the aggre-gate amount of earnings of the Road for a little over nine months, and until it was taken possession of by the United States Army, was $355,998 88, as follows : On Atlantic and North Carolina Rail Road, . 26 miles, from Kinston to* Goldsboro' : Freight Receipts, $30,531 76 Passenger ditto, 32,519 25 Way Travel, 20,220 50 $83,271 51 Transportation, Freight and Troops for Confederate States and State of North Carolina, as per Treasurer's statement, $27-, 171 05 Ditto, ditto, as per Report Super-intendent Gov't. Transportation, 91,436 56 118,607 61 Gross earnings on A. & N. C. R. R., $201,879 .12 On ether Rail Roads : Transportation Troops and Freight, as per Treasurer's Report, $12,821 35 Ditto for previous year, as per Trea-surer's Report, $5,879 38 Ditto, ditto, as per Report Sup't. . Government Transportation; 104,499 ^0 Transportation private freight on W. &WeldonR. R-, as per Sup't. Government Trans. Report, 3,866 74 Gross earnings on other Roads, — $127,066 97 Miscellaneous Receipts For Rent of Warehouse, $225 00 " Coupons Confederate Bonds, 220 00 ». Stationary Engine sold, 20,000 00 " Premium on 21,000 Carteret County Bonds sold, 5,489 79 « March Receipts from Agents, 1,118 00 27,052 79 Total Receipts, $355,998 88 The aggregate amount paid for operating our own, and run-ning our trains on other Roads for the same tiMe, nine months, was $186,327 39, as follows . Transportation Expense, including pay of Conductors, .Enginemen, Firemen and purchase of Wood,&c.$34,063 97 Station Expenses and Salaries of Agents, 4,180 00 Shop account, including repairs of Engines and Cars, purchase of stock material, oil and waste, &c., 85,012 93 Road Account, including pay of road and section masters, purchase of new cross ties and supplies, 15,836 27 General Administration and mileage to Directors, and Salaries of Of-ficers, 9,168 80 Printing and Advertising and Office and Incidental Expenses, 4,118 08 Lost and Damaged Freight, 235 00 ' Negro hire and Negro subsistence, 33,712 34 186,327 39 Net receipts, $169,671 49 By comparing an average of the receipts per month of this and the last year, it gives the following result. : Gross earnings during the year 1S64, 1*2 months, $315,787 31 Average per month, 26,315 61 Gross earnings during the year 1S65, 9 months, 355,998 88 Average per month, , 39,555 43 Expenses during the year 1864, 12 months, 100,720 44 Average per month, 8,393 37 Expenses during the year 1865, $ months, 186,327 89 Average per month, • 20,703 09 Net earnings per month 1865, 18,852 34 Do. do. per month, 1864, 17,922 24 Increase per month 1865, over 1864, 930 10 There has been a steady and gradual increase of the re-ceipts of your road since it commenced operations, as you will learn by reference to the different reports of the officers from that time. It is proper here to remark, however, that the salaried officers of the Company have not been credited with the a-mounts due them but for the first six months of the fiscal year, ending May 31st, 1865. Hence, a considerable amount in Confederate money is now due those officers and employees and contractors of the Company, which should be added to the op-erating expenses given above. And on the other hand, the Company purchased and still has in its possession, a lot of car wheels, which cost over ,$25,000, besides other material of some value, which will be found in the report of the Master Machinist, which were not received in time to be used, before the surrender of the Road. This amount is amply sufficient to offset the debts referred to,, and these figures give yt>u a fair in-sight into the receipts and expenses of the Company for the period stated. It would doubtless have been much more satis-factory to you, as well as to the Board of Directors, to have had all the proper entries made and the books posted to the end of the fiscal year. Such "was the earnest desire of myself, but under the circumstances, it was impracticable, for various rea- 9 sons, to have it done. The collapse of the Southern Confede-racy in April last, suddenly changed the currency in the State, and upset all arrangements and contracts in relation to wages, salaries and debts of all sorts. Therefore, from that date, if justice does not demand it for a month or two earlier, as there was such a ruinous depreciation in Confederate money for some time preceding the surrender of the Southern armies, the offi-cers and employees of the Company, as well as contractors, I presume, ought and will be paid in the current money of the country. To enable us to come to some understanding with them in reference to this matter, that the books might be post-ed, the President summoned the Directors to meet in Golds boro' on the 7th June last, but a quorum failed to attend for some cause unknown to him. The Treasurer of the Company, Mr. J. Cieero Justice, had in the meantime tendered his resignation through me to the Board of Directors, to take effect on the day of their meeting. It w as not accepted by me, as I had no authority to do so, but as he had made every necessary preparation, in anticipation of its ac ceptance, to accompany his family to the State of Illinois, where he expects hereafter to reside, and as your Finance Com-mittee had examined his books and vouchers, I felt, notwith-standing my regret at his leaving his office at this particular time, that it would be doing him injustice, if not an injury, to longer oppose it ; hence, gave my consent, but with the under-standing that he would return by the Company's paying his ex-penses whenever its interest might require his aid in the settle-ment of any of their contracts or accounts. The office Mr. Justice has voluntarily vacated he has filled for six years, and doubtless he would have been retained in it if he had so desired, for perhaps an indefinite period. During his long service, it gives us pleasure to state, he faithfully performed his duty, been remarkably correct in all his transactions and given entire satisfaction, I believe, to the Board of Directors. The books and papers of the Treasurer are now in the temporary posses-sion of Mr. W. H. Harvey, the Superintendent of Govern-ment Transportation of this Company. In connection with this subject I would state,, that imme-diately after the surrender of Gen. Johnston and his army, I, then being in Greensboro', called upon Gov. Vance, who was also there, to ascertain what disposition to make of the trains, the books and papers of the Treasurer and Agents, and other 10 property of the Company, wlncli just previous to the evacuation of Goldsboro' had been carried up the North Carolina Road for safety, when the Governor attempted to confar with Gen. Sehofield on the subject by Telegraph, as follows : Greensboro', April 30th, 1865. Maj. Gen. SCHOFIELD, Raleigh, N. C, : A large number of trains belonging to the Atlantic and North Carolina Rail Road, and other roads in the eastern part of the IState, have been accumulated near this place. Can they be permitted to return and resume operations under their present organization, and if not what disposition do you propose to make of them ? Z. B. VANCE. At that time, as all dispatches had to be approved by Gen. Johnston, before they could be transmitted, I took the above to that officer myself for his approval, when he informed me it was not necessary to send it, that he would probably need these trains fo,r a few days, after which time, by the terms of the sur-render, they would pass into the possession of the Commander of the United States Army in North Carolina. One of our trains, in charge of Mr. Harvey, on which were the books and papers of the Company, was then at the Company Shops. It had been employed by the Governor of the State especially for the removal of the valuable effects of the Treasury and other Departments of the State, and also of the North Carolina Banks, or of as many of them as desired its use. After the capitulation of the Southern Army, these effects had been temporarily deposited in Greensboro' and the train was now ordered to return by Gov. Vance to that place, agreeably to the directions of Gen. Schofield, to take the State and Bank property back to the City of Raleigh. I went down on this train with Mr. Thomas Webb, President of the North Carolina Rail Road, and together, we called early after our arrival on Col. Boyed, the Chief Quartermaster of Gen. Scho-field. Not being able to learn any thing definite from him, res-pecting our affairs, I deemed it advisable in the absence of the Board of Directors, to employ counsel, and after consultation with B. F. Moore, Esq., already employed by the Company, and the Hon. R. S. Donnell, we addressed the following com-munication to the General Commanding : l'j Raleigh", May 4th, 1865. Maj. Gen. SCHOFIELD, Commanding &c, N: C, Raleigh. Sir :—Having been President of the Atlantic and North Carolina Rail Road Company at the time of the surrender of Gen. Johnston, and having now in my possession and under my control a considera-ble number of engines, coaches, box and flat cars, I desire to place them under your control. They are for the most part above the city of Raleigh, on the North Carolina Rail Road. If you shall desire to possess them, so soon as I shall be informed of your pleas-ure I will cause them to be brought to such point on the Railroad as you shall designate. The books and papers, of the Company show-ing the past administration of its affairs, are also in my possession. They are valuable to me as furnishing the evidence in what manner I as the President of the Company have discharged my duties and disbursed its funds. They will constitute my only means of defence against any charge of maladministration, if I should be assailed. I hope to be allowed to keep these. If, however, you should desire them, I will deliver them also, trusting that they will be safely kept. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, JOHN D. WHITFORD. In reply, he stated to me in person, that the Rail Roads in the State were the property of the United States Government by conquest ; nevertheless, he was satisfied the Government would extend great liberality to the different corporations, and return their works after awhile. But they would be held, or some of them, ours included, and operated for a season strictly as Military Roads, and for the convenience of his army. — I was then referred to Col. Boyed, his Chief Quartermas-ter, to arrange with him in regard to the trains and other property of the Company. Without delay I called upon Colonel Boyed, to whom we feel indebted for his kindness and courtesy, who readily gave permission for me to keep the books and papers, and such other property of the Company as might not be required by the Military in their operations of the road, and requested that the Engines and Cars should be sent to Goldsboro'. This request was complied with as far as in our power. We had one train of cars with locomotive then up on the Western North Carolina Road for safety, which could not return in consequence of the destruction of some of the bridges during the Stoneman raid through that region of the State. The locomotive and those of the cars in the train that escaped 12 destruction, are still on that road. You will be informed more especially of the loss hereafter, in connection with the Master Machinist's report. We have laid these matters before you at some length, as we were then convinced that your interest demanded that we should use every proper exertion to get possession of the Road, and if pos-sible to retain possession of the rolling stock. The Road we were anxious to keep, or re-possess, that we might derive the benefit of the press of freight and travel that we conceived would follow im-mediately after it was opened to Newbern and Morehead City. If we had been successful no doubt it would have put into your Treas-ury a sum sufficient to have paid current expenses at least and, per-haps, left a surplus which would have enabled the Company to have operated hereafter without embarrassment and until business re-sumed its original and natural channels. In all this it is true we were disappointed, not as you have seen for the want of a timely and prudent effort on our part. It was sincerely hoped if we could not succeed in getting the Road we would in keeping the rolling stock . If it passed from our control, we were fearful, it would be placed into the hands of persons who could only expect to run it tempora-rily and hence it could not be presumed that they wouJd take as much care of it as our own engineers. No one except those thor^ oughly conversant with machinery can imagine its rapid deteriora-tion when run or handled by incompetent or negligent persons, or the large outlay of money and the time that is requisite to repair the damage of a few month's improper use of a locomotive, and to put it again in ordinary running order. We do not say such has actually been the result of the transfer of your locomotives and cars to other hands. We know nothing about their present condition. They may, and we sincerely trust, have been improved by the change. However, we do know when they were taken from the Company from the interest manifested in them by our Master Machinists, Locomotive Engineers and Mechanics,and by their indefatigable ef-forts, they were mostly in very good order and equal generally to the rolling stock of any Railroad in the State, notwithstanding the dis-advantages we labored under of having no regular shops and but few tools of the right kind for machine work. We regret that we cannot give you any reliable information in regard to the present condition Of the Road, the larger portion of it as you are aware has been in the possession of the United States government, or army, for more than three years, and the line from Goldsboro' to Kinstou since the middle of March last. Before we left this section we were replacing the rotten ties and had effected contracts to renew all that were unsound during the year. The Road bed was iu excellent order and the embankments had been but recently widened and 1.1 TaiouU, the cuts cleaned out and the ditches deepened, the old tim> bers over the culverts had all been replaced with new ones and the bridges were as sound and substantial as when constructed. The ware- houses at Kinston, Mosely Hall and G-oldsboro', were in good repair except the platforms and steps of the two former required re-newing. For that purpose the lumber had been engaged for a con-siderable time, but never delivered in consequcence of the distracted state of the country. Below Kinston we have had no opportunity to ascertain positively the character of the work done on. the Road by those who have had it in charge. I, however, have passed over the entire line to Morehead City, within the past two months, and casually visited the shops at Newbern. From an observation, in passing, the shr>ps and other Railroad buildings in that Town, and the machinery and tools in them were in as good state of preservation as could have been expected after the time that had elapsed since we left them. At Morehead City very extensive and costly additions have been made to the Railroad Wharf by the Government of the United States. But unfortunately the work is not permanent, as it rests entirely on wooden piles and can stand but a year or two, in consequence of the ravages of the worm, Teredo navalis, which are so abundant in the waters on our sea coast, particularly during the fall months of the year. If this be so, and many of you know we have not made an exaggerated assertion, the improvement can only be but very temporary, if of any benefit whatever to the Com-pany, though we admit the same amount of money expended in the construction of an iron pile wharf similar to yours at that place would have perhaps answered the purpose of the Government and been of such service to the Company as would have justified quite a heavy outlay for its purchase. Some other work has been done by the Government Agents at Morehead City and Newbern, such as putting inside tracks, &c.,but whether they wjll.be requisite or not for the convenient and economical operations of the Road hereafter we are not prepared to say. The ware-house at Carolina City has been taken down and carried off, aad not a vestage of the wharf at that place is left; the side track still remains and appears now to be of little or no use. On the line of the Road the bridges have all been destroyed at different times since the commencement of the war and have been replaced with trestle work, except the Scott's Creek and Smith Creek bridges, near Newbern, and the Stony Creek bridge near Goldsboro'—aggregate length 228 feet. Those burned were the Bear Creek, Falling Creek, Neuse River, South West Creek, Core Creek. Bachelor's Creek, Trent River, Slocum's Creek, and New Port River, besides about 75 feet superstructure of slue bridges—aggregate length 3321 feet—all by different Commanders of the armies of the Confederacy, notwithstanding we had strenu- 14 ously opposed such unnecessary loss to you iroin first to last and from the beginning of our difficulties to the termination of the war, we had earnestly and constantly protected against it. To save if prac-ticable the two remaining sectious of the Neuse River bridge, (we had been reliably informed that their destruction or safety depended entirely upon whether the enemy advanced from Newbern or not,) I addressed, a short time before the last Kinston battle, a communi-cation to Gen* Baker, then commanding North Carolina, on the sub-ject, in which T state: " When the army under Gen. Foster was met i. dvancing from Newbern, by the gallant Gen. Evans, all of our bridges, and all other property of the Railroad at and near Kinston, were placed under my control to destroy or not as in my opinion, the interest of the service might require. This confidence would have led to their destruction if there had been any cause for it. Not being able to see any benefit his aimy, the service or the country eould derive from the burning of Railroad property, or any disadvantage it could be to the- enemy at that time, I had nothing destroyed, and although it passed into the hands of the enemy it was all returned in a few days after the battle of Kinston to us, without having received the slightest injury—hence, our operations were scarcely interrupted, and it was all, without presumption, attributable to a little common sense and discretion." A^ain: "1 honestly confess I have never seen any injury the United States armies sustained, or any advantage the Confederate States armies gained by destroying any of the bridges on the lire of the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad. The destruction of the draw in the Trent River Yiaduct would have prevented the pursuit by the enemy of our flying troops, as effectually as did the total de-- struction of that grand and beautiful, work." We were exceedingly solicitous about the safety of the bridge referred to, as we believed the section next to the high land eould be taken down and thrown over the river, and between the abut-ments could be filled in with earth, the track laid thereon and the trains run over it with perfect security. But if they were lost, we would then have the insecurity of the trestle work in the Neuse for a considerable time, as well also as over the river bottom. Gen. Ba-ker promptly referred this matter t© Col. Whitford, then command-ing at Kinston, with instructions not to burn the bridge for the rea-sons I had suggested* That officer informed me on the 24th Feb. 15 1865, " The bridge will not be burned. It would be unnecessary, as the enemy hayc bridges already built for the Road, and the de-struction of a rail road bridge would be no obstacle to him." This assurance made us feel that it was secure, and we were astonished when we heard it was finally destroyed, not, however, we are grati-fied to state, bj the orders of either of the officers alluded to : by whose orders we have been unable to learn, and we presume it is now immaterial to you. Of the present situation of the Road bed east of Neuse River, we are not able to inform you. In the track we know a large num-ber of new ties, many of them of very inferior timber, have been put by order of the Military Superintendent of the United States Roads, during the last few months. This will render the superstructure of the Road safe for the running of trains for a year or two at least. Buring the period of the war a considerable quantity of the iron was taken from the road between Kinston and Newbern, by order of the Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States, agreeably to an arrangement he made with the Governor of North Carolina. Much of this iron had been previously damaged by the Southern army, but some of it was not injured. To the perfect rails being car-ried off we objected,but the Governor stated he was compelled to make a virtue of necessity, and give his permission to the Government to take some to prevent their taking all, without it. The exact num-ber of tons thus disposed of we are unable to give you. It could at any time be readily ascertained by having measured the distance re-laid with the new iron, which is a lighter rail than ours, and by sub-tracting the quantity sold by the company in accordance with the resolution of the Stockholders adopted at your last annual meeting. Under this resolution I sold to parties as authorized, upwards of two hundred tons of rails, and the amount received for the same, was paid on the debt due the State, as you directed, and as you will presently see by the following report of the Treasurer of the Com-pany. We disposed of no other iron and none other was carried off the Road, except about two-thirds of a mile we had at Best Station which was taken up and laid on the North V/arolina Road near Boon Hill, by those in charge of the United States Military Trains, after the evacuation of Goldsboro.' Goldsboro', N. C, May 31, 1865. Mr. Jno. D. Whitford, President of the Atlantic & N. C. Rail Road Co : Dear Sir :—In compliance with your request, I herewith sub-mit the following information taken from the books of the Company : 16 By your orders I sold to Win. Lv Mason, of Raleigh, 42 Carteret Co. Bonds, 3500 each, . $21,000 00 Coupons attached, worth, 6,44$ 91 At premium of 20 per cent, on Bonds and Coupons payable in N. C. Treas-ury^ T otes. 5,4S9 73 $32,938 70 Win, S. Mason, has delivered to me re-ceipts of Public Treasury of N.' C-, amounting to $32,944 00 leaving balance due Mr. Mason 5.30 I have paid premium on N. C. Treasury Notes purchased sundry times, and paid over to State of N. C, $16,437 55 The Company has received from the State of N. C. for Transportation, Shop labor, &c, in 1861-62 $32,650 18 for Transportation in 1864-65 4.967 97 $37,618 15 The Company sold to Gilbert Elliott & Co., 208™° tons Iron Rails at 8425 per ton " $86.495 00 On hand one Confederate States 4 per cent, certificate, dated April 1, 1S64 for Balance Cash in Treasurer's hands this date, viz : N. C. Treasury Notes, Confederate States Notes, 1\ G. Evans' Check, . Alex. Justice' Check, Balance in Merchant's Bauk of Newbern, In hands of P. A. Wiley, Agent for the purchase of N. C. Treasury Notes, Amount paid on State Loan of $400,000, as pei; statements published May 31, 1864. Interest Principal Interest to Dec, 1, 1863, in C. S Treasury Netes §148,000 00 Paid on Principal, $100,000 00 Balance of Principal, May ") 31, 1864, ' $300,000 00 f Bal. of Interest ditto, 9,419 17) 1864 Sep. 16, Paid interest to date in N. C. Treasury Notes, 14,719 17 $19,500 00 270 00 7934 90 25 00 9 00 ' 6 76 $S,245 66 $11,000 00 17 Paid on Principal, do $3,931 83 Nov. 2, t( interest to date do $2,269 85 u on Principal do 20,820 15 « 3, « interest to date do 45 87 a on Principal do 20,039 13 12, « interest to date do 425 34 « on Principal do 15,751 66 15, « interest to date do 119 72 c< on Principal do 8,995 28 18, « interest to date do 115 23 M on Principal do 7,607 77 Dec. 7, « interest to date do 742 84 (( on Principal do 9,257 16 26, It interest to date do 711 99 It on Principal do 3 ; 522 01 1865 Jan. 3, It interest to date do 245 08 it on Principal do 3,454 92 Mar. 28, it interest to date do 2,927 12 24, 28, it on Principal do 11,333 88 Apl. 1, It interest to date do 97 64 it on Principal do 2,102 36 7, ft interest to date do 193 18 ii on principal 16,289 82 $170,613 03 $223,105 97 Total amount paid on State Loan, Prin-cipal and Interest $393,719 00 of which was paid in C. S. Treasu* ry Notes, $248,000 00 " N. C. Treasu-ry Notes 145,719 00 fc- $393,719 00 Bal. of principal due, May 31, 1865, $176,894 03 " " interest to do $1,562 56 Total balance of Principal and Interest due State of N. C, May 31, 1865, $178,456 59 Respectfully, &c, J, CICERO JUSTICE, Treas? IS, The Board of Directors have fellj since its creation the deepest solicitude in reference to the liquidation of the State debt. They were aware, if it were allowed to stand without being annually re* duced, in a few years, the interest would so accumulate that you would be unable to pay it,,and the interest of the counties and individ-ual stockholders in the road would, if the mortgage were foreclosed, re-vert to the State, therefone, we have appropriated all the available mcans,at all 'times, in our hands to its payment. And it is gratifying to' lay before you a statement which shows nearly the entire payment of the accrued interest up to date, and more than one-half of the prinj YV \ *':-. cipal of the debt. This was done too by the legitimate operations' of the Road, with the exception of .the payments made with the jjH Y,. sales of iron and the Carteret County Bonds. If it had been possible to collect from the Confederate Government the amount due u : , as it was earned we could and would have paid the whole debt. As it is v:e are strongly of the opinion when the affairs of the country get settled, it would be politic for the Company to borrow as authorized by the charter, a sum sufficient to pay off this debt, which prohibits you from declaring dividends until the principal and intere tare both paid, provided it could be done upon such terms as wcv'd ai ow you to pay annually the interest and only so much of the principal as you might desire. This arrangement, if. the Road 're manaued with onl$ ordinary ability, would insure in a short time dividends from your receipts and put the stock of the, Company up to the vain ue of that of any Railroad company in the State. ro ; • One. of the contracts for the construction of the Road, was not seti tied and closed prior to the War,andin consequence of a disagreement between the Company and contractor, suit was instituted for a settle-ment. We believe this occurred more in participation of what would be claimed, than the real claims of both parties, who are now ready, iWe think,, to abide by any fair and equitable adjustment for their interest. We hope \theiefore that it will be settled speed-ily and for the welfare of all concerned. Your attention is invited to the Reports of the Treasurer, Su-perintendent- of/Govemment Transportation and Master Machinist, -and also to the Inventory of Tools and Material herewith furnished ,;} | you. _ ^ . ;' „ : '':.' ,; . • ' I .woukl'bc doing injustice tO»my own feelings, if I did not ac- _. . knowledge .the many favors and kind attention extended to me by all of the officers in charge of the Military trains in this: State. After the war, we/created the office of Superintendent of Gov-ernment Transportation, in consequence of the increase of the Gov-ernment business, and the place was given to Mr. Wm. II. Harvey. It proved to be a very laborious and responsible one, requiring a / 19 | at deal of labor at. night and constant watchfulness at all .times. id it gives us pleasure to be able to state tha,t Mr. Harvey filled it h great energy, zeal and success, for which he is entitled to our mest thanks. Without wishing to be invidious," we must inen- . the conduct of another officer of the Company, which, we, lik merits, and should receive your approbation. Wo allude to, Mr. W. High, one of your Conductors. His train was sent by the jiitary to Tarboro' to take a load of supplies, for the Government in that place to Salisbury, and upon reaching Raleigh, just at. ,. I moment of its evacuation by Gen. Johnston, his Engineer aban- |ed him. He at once took charge of the Locomotive and run ' train to Salisbury, and continued to act both, as Engineer and 'iductor of it, until its return .;to, Goldsboro'. We say this is a 5 of merit which should be rewarded,, for whatever the opinion j be about the cause he was engaged in, he showed, as was his . jy, a commendable spirit in saving the train at every hazard. It jild be improper to omit to state, that we have been extremely 'lunate in the selection ,. of all of our officers and employees. jey have' as a general rule manifested a strong personal interest in ( r Road. Messrs.Hancock and Thomas, Conductors,;. Metts, Road per ; Powell, Best and Wadswortfi, Station Agents, W. C. Whit-l, Book Keeper, and Rurnum and\Howelf, Section Masters, have 3 active and energetic in behalf of. vour interest. ., 1 have already mentioned the good care taken of your Loco- ( ives and Cars, under very disadvantageous, circumstances,, : bym 1 Clayton, Master Machinist, and his Assistants, Messrs. Gris-. p, Swann, Lawrence and Perry, Locomotive Engineers ; Honey-jL Bryan and Cutlibert, Machinists 5 Dill, Blacksmith, Becton, Mstant ; Ezzell, Lane, Taylor, Stanly and Keaton, Carpenters ) : Hunter, Painter^ jince the opening of the Road, or from the first day the first train upon it, which was on the 15th day of March, 1856, there'has been a solitary collision and not a passenger, either white or black, ed or seriously injured on any of our trains, up to the time of the lender to the U. States Government. This may be attributable 5 straight Road, but there have been collisions on other Roads ^1 not more curves than ours, when taken throughout the line i .1 Goldsboro' to Morehead City, though for three years we have I: all kind of trains, sometimes as' many as twenty in twenty-four |ts from Goldsboro' to Kinston, without the occurrence of an acci- |b< involving either life or property. Moreover, for one year be- | the war we operated the whole Road, and ran at an average fjd of twenty-sevea miles an hour from Goldsboro' to Morehead f r with the passenger trains, and eighteen miles with the freight 1 as, without having to record an accident on the main line of 20 the Road, and without losing a mail connection, and all this was done for a sum comparatively low, as you will see hy instituting a comparison of the expenses of this with other Rail Roads in the South. We have seen, too, our trains surrounded by hostile troops, and under the very fire of battle aisd then had them brought off in safety. We have further seen them run on other roads, conveying thousands of beings and tons of freight in every direction with un-usual success. I therefore repeat that we are under great obligations to our officers and employees, some of whom have been in the service of the road for many years, for their sleepless vigilance and constant efforts to serve you faithfully and honestly. A.nd now gentlemen, as my last official act as President and Di-rector of your Company, it becomes my melancholy duty to inform you that by a most distressing and unexpected accident we were de-prived early in the year of the aid and services of one of our mem-bers, whose loss we all deeply deplored. Year before last we had to record the death of Geo. S. Stevenson, Esq., one of the first and most energetic Directors of the Company. Last year another of our Directors, the brave and generous Col. Peter G-. Evans, was taken from us. And this year, still another is gone, Jno. H. Peebles, Esq., whose urbanity and gentlemanly bearing, systematic habits of busi-ness and steady adherence to principle was well known to you, and his loss caused a void in the Board of Directors that cannot be easily filled. Thus, we see, passeth away man, even when in the enjoy-ment of health. Does it not then call upon us all, the strong as well as the weak, with the solemn warning " be ye also ready, for ye know not the day or the hour when the Son of Man cometh." Respectfully submitted, JOHN D. WHITFORD, President. 21 MASTER MACHINIST'S REPORT. Goldsboro', May 31, 1865. Jno. D. Whitford, Esq., President Atlantic & N. C. R. R. Co : Sir :—I have the honor to report, as per your order, that about the middle of March last, we carried up the North Carolina Railroad, the following Locomotives and Cars, Tools and material, to prevent their being taken or destroyed by the Northern army invading the State at that time : Sis Locomotives and 57 Cars, consisting of 3 Coaches, 3 second class and 3 Baggage Cars, the balance were Flat and Box Cars. One Locomotive, " Dr. Hawks," 1 Coach, 1 second class car and 1 pony passenger car, were carried up the Western North Carolina Railroad. Of this train, we lost by Stoneman's troops, 1 baggage and 1 second class car. The Locomotive and the other cars are still on that road as they could not be brought down when in our possession, as the bridges on the road were burnt below them. All the other passenger cars and Locomotives were brought buck to this place, except one coach left at Raleigh, by order of the Cbief Quartermaster, Col. Boyed. Most of the freight cars are now up the North Carolina Railroad. There was one box car captured at Smithfield, and 7 cars not in running order and some wheels and axles left at Goldsboro', as we could not get them away. The following is a list of Tools and material on hand : One barrel Tallow, 1 do Varnish, half do Glue, half do Cement, 4 Vices, 1 Anvil, 1 Bellows, 1 set of Tinner's Tools, 1 box of Wrenches, 15 feet Gum Hose, 60 lbs of Bolts, 1 box blacksmith tools, 1 Brace and Drills, half barrel spirits of turpentine, half do Linseed Oil, 200 lbs of Paint, 1 five horse stationary engine and boiler, 15 kegs Nails, 50 lbs Putty, 100 lbs steel Tools, 50 gum springs, 25 lbs iron washers, 1 cross cut saw, 8 sheets of iron, 500 lbs copper pipes, 3 wrest pins, 1 hand trunk, 7 pair brakes, 2 boxes glass, 1 hand boreing machine, 3 sheets Russia iron, 1 set copper steam pipes, 600 lbs brass castings, 19 axles, 46 wheels, 24 boxes, 8 pedestals, 3 bars spring steel, 5 barrels of Rosin oil, 4 chilled tires for driving wheels, 6 tons old iron, 1 box carpenter's tools and 1 valve seat plainer. All of our rolling stock, when it was given up was in as good order generally, as any in the State. Yours most respectfully, E. J. CLAYTON, Master Machinist, Atlantic & N. C. R. B. Treasurer's Report of the condition of the Atlantic and JV. Garo* ECEIP5S for Capital Stock, Less am't. due by individuals for stock, For Loan from State of North Carolina, FOR TRANSPORTATION: Net transportation Teceiptsto May 81, 1364, Transportation of troops and fr'gt. for Con. States and State of N.C. 27,171 05 Transportation on tither R. It's., i'2,8'21 35 " (previous year,) 5,879 38 Freight Receipts on Atlantic, and N. Carolina Rail Road proper, 80,531 70 Passenger do. do. do. 32,519 25 Way Travel, ' 20,220 5b For Rent of Warehouse. " Coupons C States. Bonds, " Engine Sold, (stationary,) " Irou Rails sold, " Premium on $21,000 Carteret County Bonds sold, " Account of March Receipts from Agents, For balance of Exchange and Interest, " Miscellaneous Receipts, FOR LIABILITIES OF THE COMPANYr Bills Payable, Due Contractors, ; " State of North Carolina for interest on balance of Loan, " Officers and Employees and upon open accounts, " other Rail Road: Companies, 1,000,000 00 ' 4,775 OS 45,871 78 83,271 51 225 00 220 00 20,000 00 86,495 01 5.489 79 1,118 0U 7,903 05 8,928 97 ,45,522 54 72,964 30 ' 1,562 5f 21,461 78 7,457 54 1,595,224 92 400,000 00 583,994 92 129,143 29 113,547 79 11,832 02 148,968 78 $2,982,711 72. May 31st, 1865. i . : . . .• . .1 ' •. ..-.::. I ' ., :.:< I bflJ ; ' ail '•.. ! ' m i ' - ' :i Una Rail Road Company, as shown by the hooks, May 31j 1865. DISBURSEMENTS. For Construction and Fquinrnenf., ' ' FOR ACCOUNT OF TRANSPORTATION: Transportation Expensej including pay of • J actors, Enginernen, Firemen anal pi 'chase o." Wood, &e , ion Expenses an I Salaries cf Agent^j ' Shop Account, incfQding E of an -3 of Ima-gines and Cars, purchase of Stock VJFosl ' ten 'i Oil find Waste, &c Road >.cc ant. including pay of Road and' ?ec inti Masters, purchase of New Cross i k-s and Supplies. General Administration and. Mileage to'' Di-rectors and Salaries of Officers, Printing and Advertising, and Office and Incidental Expense?', ' Lost and dam ged freight, 'jsJL i<<> jjfeaji'O h-r. .. ,-j y„,r.-.. subsistence o ors, -(accaTiff yet i - ' > , o on . 513 03 ' North 2,032,143 45 ; . 34,003 97 4,180 00; ' 85,012 91 15,830 27; 9,168 80! 4,118 08; 235 00: 83,712 34! 170,613 03 - "n Loan ! e Since u ie 1st, 1864, < Ca erel C unty Bonds, •' i rofit and Loss Account, " Amount paid Officers and Employees on ac« count of Salaries ana Wages, " Tools and Machinery, ', " Premium on N, C. Treasury Notes, ! FOR ASSETS; \ Due by Agents, . • j " from Confederate -States for Mail Serviae, I " ,. for Transportation,! " " other Rail Road Companies, " upon open accounts, •; Bills Receivable deposited as Collaterals, do on hand, ; Confederate States 4 per cent. Certificates, j Cash in hand3 of P. A. Wiley, Balance of Cash in Treasurer's hands, consist-! ing of C. States and N. C. Treasury Notes,: 100,000 00 123,105 97 8,189 77 10,885 0C 16,437 5e 7,79.8 53 1,5,16 67 50,609 85 16,598 59 10,479 54 41,671 59 58,820 12 19,500 00 11,000 00 186,327 39 103,411 48- 172,175 59 223,105 97 2,900 00 • 592 97 35,512 32 8,245 66 220,240 55 J. CICERO JUSTICE, Treasure! 24 Cash Receipts and Disbursements of J. Cicero Justice, Road Company, for the Fiscal Year ending May 31$£, RECEIPTS. For Transportation Roceived from Agents and Conductors, From Wilmington and Weldon R. R. Co., viz : " Bal. due May 31, 1364, 69,078 02 " Excess on above, 2,777 55 *' Account of Transportation pre-sent year, 6,574 44 " State of N. Carolina for Transportation, " Confederate States on Accouut due May 31, 1864, " Bills Payable and Loans Negotiable, " Iron Kails sold to Gilbert, Elliott & Co., " Engine Sold, (stationary,) '• Negro Subsistence sold, " Rent of Warehouse, " Confederate States 8 per cent. Bonds col-lected, r< Coupons of ditto, collected, " Negro Hire refunded by John Harvey and James Best, " Miscellaneous Sources, Refunded by P. A. Wiley, from $22,500 deposi-ted with him to purchase North Carolina Treasury Notes, , Balance on hand, May 31, 1864, 1865. June 1, To Balance in Treasurer's hands, con-sisting of Confederate States and North Carolina Treasury Notes, 81,696 68 78,430 01 4,967 97 65,000 00 58,761 00 86,495 00 11,000 00 3,949 50 275 00 5,500 00 440 00 750 00 1,726 00 6,975 00 8,245 66 405,966 16 3,239 98 409,206 14 25 Treasurer of (fie Atlantic and North Carolina Rail 1865. DISBURSEMENTS. For Transportation Expense, pay of Engineers and Firemen, 23,162 05 " Machine Shop and Foundry Expense, and Shop Labor, 22,796 66 " Wood and Coal, 4,285 75 " Stock Material, &c., Oil, Waste and Lumber, 56,344 22 " Tools and Machinery, 10,663 00 " Maintenance of Road, and pay of Section Masters, 8,970 52 " Negro Subsistence and Bounty Money, 32,590 35 " Negro Hire, 3,899 99 , " New Cross Ties, 7,550 00 " Lost and Damaged Freight, 195 00 " General Administration and Mileage to Di-rectors, 368 80 " Printing and Advertising, Office and Inci-dental Expenses, 2,066 08 " Salary Account, 23,804 31 " Amount due Officers and Employees and up-on open accounts, May 31, 1864, 10,578 74 " Bills Payable and Loans Negotiable, 45,651 00 " Interest Account, 316 46 " State of N. C, for Interest on Mortgage, 19,395 09 " do do Principal of Loan, 93,379 91 " Premium on N. C. Treasury Notes, 16,437 55 " Deposited with P. A. Wiley, to purchase N. C. Treasury Notes, and refunded by him, (see other side of account,) 6,975 00 " Cash in hands of P. A. Wiley, to purchase N. C Treasury Notes, 11,000 00 400,960 48 " Balance of Cash in Treasurer's hands, car-ried forward, consisting of Confederate States and North Carolina Treasury Notes, 8,245 66 $409,206 14 May 31 1865, J, CICERO JUSTICE; Treasurer, ; 26 Report of Sup't. Government Transportation. Goldsboro', May 31, 1865, Mr. Jno. D. Whitford, President : Sir—I have the honor to submit a statement of the service rendered the Confederate States of America, for the transporta-tion of Troops, Supplies &c, from June 1st, 1864, to March 15, 1865, the vouchers of which are in my possession, also for ser-vices rendered Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Co., from Jan. 1st, 1865, to March, 15, 1865: Confederate States for Transportation on A. &. ' N. C Railroad, 91,436 56 do do do on W, & W. R. R. 104,499 50 $195,936 05 Private Transportation on W. & W. R. R., 3,866 74 Respectfully yours, W. H. HARVEY, Suptt of Government Transportation* n List of Tools, Material, &c, left in the Machine Shops of the Atlantic and North Carolina Rail Road Company, in New- Bern, when it was evacuated in the month of March, 1862, by the Confederate Army : 1 Stationary Engine, 1 Steam Pump, 1 Large Lathe for Turning off Tires, 2 Slide Lathes, 2 Wood Lathes, 2 Planing Machines, I Drill Press, 1 Bolt Cutting Machine, 1 Machine for putting on Wheels, 6 Tires for Engines, 12 new Truck Wheels, 4 Axles for Engines, 24 Pair Wheels and Axles for Coaches 24 Old Wheels, 24 Pedistals for Cars, 20 Bunters " " 24 Shoes for Brakes, 24 Cast Iron Plates, 3 Anvils, 3 Pair Bellows, Tools complete for two Forges, 2 Lifting Crains, complete, 4 Jack Screws, 8 Pair Stokes and Dyes, complete, 1 Boreing Bar for Cylinders, Returned by 2 Blowing Fans, 1 Grind Stone, 1 Furnace in Foundry, 3 Crucibles for Melting Brass, 3 Freight Cars, . 8 Frogs for Switches, 8 Frog Patterns, 4 New Truck Frames, complete, for Cars, 2 Dozen assorted Files, 6 Switch Stands, complete, 100 Feet Ga3 Pipe, 10,000 Lbs. Wrought Iron, 2,000 Lbs. Pig Iton, 5,000 Lbs. Old Cast Iron, 800 Lbs, Lead, 2,500 Lbs. Rags. 8,000 Feet Pins Lumber, 1,000 Feet Oak Lumber, 109 Feet White Pino Lumber, 2 Pole Cars, 3 Hand Cers, 500 Pounds Brass, 48 Cast Iron Car Boxes, 3 Salt Pans, T. J. HUDSON, Master Machinist 28 LIST OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF the Atlantic and North Carolina Rail Road Com-pany, at the time of the surrender of the Road to the United States Army in March last : Per Annum \ President, 5,000 00 [ Elected by Stockholders, com- [ pe'nsation of the Directors 10 J cents per mile traveling in go-ing to and returning from meet-ing's. John D. Whitford, George Green, Johnson II . Brvan, John C. "Washington, Appointed by Board of Internal Im-provements of North Carolina, M. F. Arendell, ^ C. R. Thomas, A. T. Jerkins, Lewis C. Desmond, Council Wooten, James M. Parrott, *John H. Peebles, Council Best, J. Cicero Justice, Secretary and Treasurer, |Wm. H- Harvey, Sup't. Government Transportation, Edward J. Clayton, Master Machinist, William P. Metts, Road Master, W. C Whitford, Gen'l. Ticket Ag't. and Book-keeper, John H. Powell, Agent at Goldsboro', E. A. Best, Agent at Mosely Hall, A. C. Wadsworth, Agent at Kinston, D. Hancock, Conductor, J. P. Thomas, do H. W. High, do Collier Griswold, Thomas W Swan, James E. Lawrence, Howell Perry. John W. Ezzell, Cicero J. Bryan, Edgar G. Cuthbert, Locomotive Engineer, do. do. do. Master Carpenter, Apprentice, uo. 3,000 00 2,000 00 8,000 00 2,000 00 800 00 2,000 00 1,500 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Per Month 450 00 450 00 450 00 450 00 Per Day 12 00 12 00 10 00 *Died in October last, but the vacancy in the Board was not filled. fin the employment of other corporations besides ours. 29 Pee Month Isaac Burnuui, Section Master, 150 00 Blake Howell, do. 125 00 Per Day Samuel Hunter, Painter, 12 00 Jacob B- Taylor, Carpenter, 12 00 A. H. Keaton, do. 12 00 J. B. Lane, do. 12 00 N. B. Stanly, do. 12 00 W. H. Honeycutt, Moulder and Tinner, 12 00 David W. Dill, Blacksmith, 15 00 Twenty-eight laborers, (White, Free Negroes and Slaves,) em* ployed as Road Hands, Train Hands and Firemen. LIST OF STOCKHOLDERS IN THE A. AND N. O, R. R. COMPANY, July 20, 1865. . **"" Arendell, M F Carteret co 1 .Cobb, Rich'd G Craven co. 3 Arendell, Bridgcrs do 1 Cobb, Fred'k H Lenoir co. 2 Andrews, Daniel Craven co. 2 Cox, James W do 2 Allen, George do- 4 Cox, Mary Ann do I Allen, Eliza S do 1 Cox, Eliza H do 1 Attmore, S do 1 Cox, James G do 1 Amyett, John E do 1 Clemmons, John M Louisiana 10 Agostine, J M • do 1 Cunninggim, W H Wake co. 5 Allen, Thos H do 1 Collier, G W Wayne co . 6 Bishop, Samuel do 8 Cook, John H Cumberland co 6 Bell, David W do 3 Disosway, Israel Craven co. 6 Bogey, M C do 2 Davis, Richard do 1 Brinson, Simon S do 1 Duffy, Walter do 1 Bishep, George do 1 Duffy, F S do 1 Bailey, Jonathan R do 1 Davis, Moses H do 1 Brinson, J Mc do 2 Dixon, George do 8 Biddle, H H do 2 Delamar, Stephen do 1 Biddle, S S do 10 Dunn, Walter, Jr. Lenoir co. 6 Bush, Levi do 1 Desmond, Lewis C do 10 Brock, Rob't M da 1 Davis, Adam Dr. do 1 Bryan, Rich'd T do 2 Dorlch, W T Wayne co. 6 Bryan, Johnson H do 27 Dennis, David Carteret co. 2 Barrington, S G do 1 Dill, Geo W do 1 Brown, Z do 1 Evans, Peter G Craven co. 109 Bryan, Henry R do 1 Ellis, Areta S do 1 Blackwell, H S do 1 Flanner, John D do 20 Blackledge. R B do 1 Fairbairn, Thos H do 2 Barrow, Reuben Lenoir co. 6 Finnell, Rich'd Wake co 1 Bond, Henry F do 6 Fields, William Lenoir co 8 Bell, Josiah F Carteret co. 1 Foust, J H Cumberland co 6 Bell, Ralph do 4 Foy, William Jones co 6 Bell, Amariah do 1 Green, George Craven co 6 Bell, Hiram R do 2 Gooding, Thos T do 2 Best, Council Wayne co. 20 Gardner, Bryan do 8 Chapman, Julia A Craven co. 1 Guion, H. T do 8 Carraer, James W do 3 Guion, Jno A do 1 Cleve, Edward do 2 Griffin, Joachim do 2 Cuthbert, Emmet do 3 Gaskins, David do 1 Clark, C C do 1 Gaskins, Thomas do 1 Chalton. Geo W do 1 Good, John R do 1 Cuthrell, Amos do 1 Gaskins, Arthur do 1 Clark, W W do 1 Granger, Henry Carteret co 1 Clatk, HJD do 1 Garner, D G do 1 31 Garner, Francis Carteret co. 1 Garner, David W do 1 Garner, Sam'l W do 1 Guess, W W Orange co. 1 Hyson, Thos J Craven co. 2 Hay, AVilliam do 1 Howard, James J do 2 Howard, Sam'l W do 2 Hughes, Isaac W do 34 Hughes, T J do 29 Hughes, J B do 50 Hughes, N Collin do 39 Hughes, John do 30 Hubbard. AG do 5 Hall, W G do 5 Harrison, J M F do 5 Haughton, J H • do 2 Hart, Horace do 1 Hart, Charles A do 1 Hudson, Thomas J do 6 Harvey, W H do 1 Hollister, W do 1 Hancock, Jno W do 1 Hanff, Jno F do 1 Hilton, Daniel Lenoir co 1 Harvey, Amos do 2 Hay, Rob't C - do 2 Hunter, N do 1 Hall, A E Cumberland co. 2 Hawks, Rev F L Baltimore Md. 2 Jerkins, A T Craven co 11 Tones, II C do 2 Fustice, Alex do 2 Tones, W H do 1 Jordan, J V do 1 Jarvis, Moses W Rowan co 6 Toyner, John Lenoir co 3 Jackson, Jesse da 2 Jackson, John do 3 Jackson, John H do 2 Johnson, Alex H Cumberland co 6 King, Rich'd W Lenoir co 5 Kennedy, Bright do 2 Kennedy, Thoe J do 6 Kennedy, J B do J Latham, Fred'k P Craven co 5 Latham, Sam'l W do 1 Latham, AC do 2 Little, TO do 2 Lane, B B do Lewis, Julius do Lewis. Abigail do Lane, John T Ex'r nt > Obed Palmer I Lane, Wm K Wayne do Long, W S Caswell co 6 Lassiter, Jesse Lenoir co 6 Leete, Chas J Cumberland co 1 Lawrence, Geo W do 6 Lutterloh, Thos S do 5 Moore, W P Craven co 16 Moore, W P Jr do 7 Morris, J E do f Manly, M E do L Meadows, Jno A do 1 Mitchell, Alex do 6 Miller, Alex do 1 Miller, Alex Jr do 1 Marshall, Caleb M do 1 McCoy, W S do 1 McCoy, Fred'k do 2 McCoy, Jesse do 1 Metts. Sarah E do 1 Mallett, E do 5 Myers, J D do 1 Morehead, J M Guilford co 632 Moore, R W Lenoir co 1 Miller, A R do 1 Miller, Stephen do 4 Moye, Macon Wilson co 1 Murdock, Wm Rowan co 42 McLauria, D & W Cumberland co § McRae, D G do 2 McKeathan, A A do 8 McDowell, W H N. Carolina, 28 Noble, A M Craven co. 1 Oliver, W II do 6 Oliver, JM do 2 Oliver, Bartholomew do 6 Outlaw, B K Duplin co. 5 Oglesby, L T Carteret co. 7 Oglesby, Levi Adm'r of 1 , K T Oglesby, dee'd, f d0 6 Oglosby, Zimariah do 1 Oglesby, Levi do 6 Pigot, Eliza do 2 Perry, B L do 1 Perry, B L Adm'r of \ , , S S Becton, dee'd, J U9 * Pender, Josiah do 6 Porter, David W do 2 Porter, John do 1 Pelletier, Jno W do fc Pool, S D do 1 Primrose, C S Craven co 1 Primrose, Ann do 1 Primrose, Rob't S do 1 Pearce, W H do 6 Pennington, J L do 2 Parrott, Benj Lenoir co, 2 32 T'arrott, Jno A Lenoir co. 1 Whitford, John D Craven co 2'i Tarroit, James M do 5 Whitford, W C do 16 Peebles, John H do 16 Whitford, Mary T do 3 Parka, W J Onslow co. 1 Whitford, Jno N do 1 Pemberton, J A Cumberland co Williams, W J do 1 Pemberton, EL do 8 Willis, W T do 5 Ramsey, Isaac Carteret co. 10 Wood, C B do 839 Riohardson, John II Craven co. 7 Wool, Hardy do 2 Riggs, Nelson do 1 Wetheriogton Solomon do 4 Roberts, F C do 1 Washington, Jno N d* 10 Russell, Richard A do o Wadsworth, W B do 5 Rouse, John do 2 West, Geo W do 2 Roberson, J J do ] Willis, David S do 4 Rouse, W do 1 Washington, J C Lenoir co. 865 Richardson, Hiser V do i Washington, George do 6 Richardson, John A do 8 Washington & Burdick do 13 Richardson, N S Wayne co. 1 Wooten, Jno P do 3 Stevenson, Geo S Craven co. 10 Wooten, Council S do 3 Stanly, E R do 226 Wooten, John C do 6 Singleton, W Q do 1 Wooten, Shads do 6 Smith, Thos M do 1 Wooteu, John do 6 Street, Nathaniel H do 7 Wooten, Council do 10 Sawyer, Timothy do 1 Woaten, R L do 2 Stevenson, Jos W do 5 Wooten, Jno F do 2 Scott, Joshua do o Williams, Jas N Cumberland co. 6 Sutton, William Lenoir co. 2 Williams, JohnD do 6 Stedman & Horn Cumberland co. 6 Worth, Jonathon Randolph co. 5 Sabistan, Nathan Carteret co. 4 Whitfield, J E Wayne co. 2 Simmons, FG Jones co. 5 Willie, David Carteret co 1 Stone & McDowell North Carolina 36 Wood, Jonathan Greene co. 1 Taylor. Mary Craven co, 6 Taylor, Richard N do 7 Taylor, Alex do 1 Number of shares held by Tull, J G do 10 individuals, 2,787 Thomas, F D do 1 Carolina City Company, 47 Toler, Charles do 1 County of Craven, 1,600 Tingle, W P do 1 County of Lenoir, 600 Thomas, C R Carteret co. 6 County of Carteret, 600 Tull, John Lenoir co. 10 State of North Carolina, 10,666 Thompson, E A Wayne co. 7 Watson, Rev A A Cravrn co. 3 Whole number of shares, 16,000 /
|Title||Proceedings of the... annual meeting of the stockholders of the Atlantic & North Carolina R.R. Co.|
|Other Title||Annual meeting of the stockholders of the Atlantic and North-Carolina Railroad Company.|
|Creator||Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company.|
|Contributor||Williams, William J.|
Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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ATLANTIC & N. CAROLINA R. R.
J, B, WHITAKER, PRINTER.
A meeting of the Stockholders of the Atlantic and North
Carolina Rail Road Company was held at Goldsboro , July
20th, 1865. „ . 4 t, n, . j
On motion Dr. M. F. Arendell was called to the Chair, and
William H. Oliver and John Tall, appointed Secretaries.
On motion, R. W. King and W. W. Guess were appointed
a Committee to ascertain the amount of Stock represented, and
to -verify proxies. < '
Moved by C. C. Clark, that one of the Magistrates of Wayne
Countv be requested to administer the Amnesty Oath to such
Stockholders as may not be excepted by the President s Proc-lamation,
to enable them to participate in this meeting.
James H. Eventt, Esq., was requested, under the above reso-lution,
to administer the oath.
The Committee on Proxies reported that Ihirteen Thousand
Six Hundred and Seventeen (13,617) Shares wer6 represent-ed,
which being a majority of the Stock, the meeting was de-clared
duly organized. "
On motion, the meeting adjourned to meet at 2 o clock.
The meeting was called to order at 2 o'clock.
On motion Sf Gov. Morehead, all Proxies in compliance
with the bye-laws, and only deficient for the want ot stamps,
were admitted. , c
On motion, the meeting proceeded to the election of four
Directors for the ensuing year; C R. Thomas and W P.
Grimsley were appointed Tellers to hold the election. Ihe
Tellers reported that W. B. Wadsworth, John H. Richardson,
Isaac Ramsey and John Tull, had received a majority ot the
votes cast, and they were declared duly elected.
Proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the stockholders of the Atlantic & North Carolina R.R. Co.for