Give the Anderson a Wide Berth

DANGEROUS PRACTICE. — The adolescent juvenility of the city are much given to practicing the dangerous amusement of clinging to the engine Jos. R. Anderson, as it passes through 8th street, from the Petersburg to the Fredericksburg Depot.  An unlucky slip will cause some of them to be crushed into jelly, when a great hue and cry will be raised about the impolicy of allowing engines to run in the street.  It seems very clear that the engine will never chase anybody out of the immediate vicinity of the track, so if the boys want to preserve their legs, let them give the Anderson a wide berth.

— Richmond Enquirer, 28 December 1861, p. 3, c. 5.

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Connections to be Made. — Engineers and workmen are now busily engaged in planning and marking out the lines for connecting Fredericksburg and Petersburg Railroads in Richmond, and Petersburg and Southern Railroad in Petersburg.  The work was ordered by the Governor, and is a military necessity that brooks no delay.

— Richmond Dispatch, 2 May, 1861, p. 2.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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