RAILROAD MEETING CLARK COUNTY, IL
THE ILLINOIS STATE DEMOCRAT
At an adjourned meeting of the citizens of Clark
County, Illinois, on the subject of railroads, assembled at the
court house in Marshall, on Monday the 5th of March, Col. W.B.
Mr. Greenough from the committee appointed at the last
meeting, (March 1) to prepare a Preamble and Resolutions expressive
of the sense of the people of this county on the subject of
Before the adoption of the Preamble and Resolutions,
Col. Archer and Mr. Cooper addressed the meeting in favor of the
resolutions. After which the question was taken, and
resulted in their adoption by a unanimous vote.
On motion of Mr. Crane, a committee of three:
J.M. Crane, Uri Manly and John Allwood were appointed by the chair
to select delegates to represent this county in the convention to be
held at Salem, Marion County, Illinois, on the second Monday in May
next—which committee retired, and in a short time appeared and
reported the names of the following gentlemen as suitable persons to
represent Clark County in said convention.
CLEAR CREEK---Andrew, Dunlap; Briggs, M.; Goldsby, Elisha; Stevens
and James Elam.
LIVINGSTON---Joseph, Eversoll; Horace, Ritchie; and R.A. Ferguson.
MARSHALL---J.P. Cooper; J.K. Greenough; J.M. Crane; William
Montgomery; R.L. Dulany; and Col. William B. Archer.
AUBURN---William J. Duckwall; and R. Bloomfield.
MARTINSVILLE---Robert Donnel; Doc. Gard; James V. Hedges; John
Stockwell; Willis Dougherty; and G.W. Campbell.
RICHWOODS---Dr. Thomas; C. Moore, Charles Biggs; and William B.
YORK---J.C. Hillebert; and John B. Richardson.
CUMBERLAND---Ewing Chancellor; and Samuel G. Haskins.
MELROSE---S.T. McNary; Nathan Wells; George Potter; and John
DARWIN---William C. Hudson; Allen Sackrider; Harry Ross; and
JOHNSON---T.P. Knapp; George Bennett; Elisha Cook; and J. A. Howe.
MILL CREEK---Nicholas Hurst; and George Coons.
On motion, the chairman was added to the list of
delegates from Marshall Precinct.
Mr. Manly moved that the delegation from each precinct
be authorized to fill any vacancy that may occur in their respective
On the motion “Illinois State Democrat” and all papers
friendly to Internal Improvements, are requested to publish the
proceedings of this meeting.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
WILLIAM B. ARCHER---CHAIRMAN