Official Documents

Annual Report of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, 1897


Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, to William M. Thornton

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. 0.1. 
Traffic Department Special 
E.D. Hotchkiss, In Your Reply, Refer To 
General Freight Agent

Richmond, Va., February 20, 1896 
Mr Wm M. Thornton, 
Chairman, University of Virginia, Va.

Dear Sir:

Further in reply to your favor of the 8th to Mr Wickham, which we acknowledged on the 18th, we are now prepared to advise that we will make a concession to you, provided the same is understood to be allowed to the University of Virginia and not to shippers, of 50 per cent from the C. & O. revenue on any building or construction material which may pass over our rails for the University of Virginia; the same to remain in effect until the additions are completed. To make the matter clearer, our meaning is that on any ship-ments of building material which you may secure at local points along the line of our road we will accept 50 per cent less than our published tariff rates on the same; and on any material which you may purchase at points beyond our rails we will give you the bene-fit of the through rate to Charlottesville and also make a concess-ion of 50 per cent from the revenue accruing to the C. & O. R'y from junction point with its connections to Charlottesville. This concession is bringing the revenue to just about what you suggest in your postscript. We trust the proposition will, be agreeable to you; and if you will kindly advise, we will have the arrangement protected through our agent at Charlottesville as shipments arrive. We suggest, in order that the University may have the benefit of the concession, which we take it is the object you are trying to attain, that the material be bought F. O. B. cars at point of shipment, by which means the concession will go as in-tended.

Yours very truly,

E.D. Hotchkiss G. F. A.

Dictated by E. D. H.


Masonry, Fireproofing, Cut Stone, Plastering & Guastavino Arch Work