From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/27/1861, p. 1, c. 7

The Engineer in charge of the City Railway is making the drawing necessary to set the work in motion. We understand that the iron which will constitute the track, as well as the parties who are engaged to put it down, came from the North. We should think there were enough men of sufficient capacity unemployed in this city to have done the work in a satisfactory manner.

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