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FIFTH

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

DIRECTORS

OF THE

WESTERN RAIL-ROAD CORPORATION,

TO THE STOCKHOLDERS,

February 12, 1840.

BOSTON:
S. N. DICKINSON, PRINTER,

52 Washington Sto

1840.

1996 REPORT.

To the Stockholders of the Western Rail-Road Cor

poration

In discharging the duty of presenting to the Stockholders the annual statement of the affairs of the Corporation, the Directors think they cannot better meet the wishes of those whom they represent, than by submitting to them a copy of a very full report recently transmitted to the legislature.

They therefore submit the same herewith, modified in a few unimportant particulars.

“At the date of our last annual report, the grading of the road eastward of Connecticut River was nearly completed, the bridges were in construction,—the iron and timber for the superstructure were purchased, -six miles of the track were laid down, —the engines and cars were under contract,--the depot lands were secured,

and the damages for land and fencing were liquidated and principally paid. The Directors at that time expressed an opinion, that the road-bed would be ready for the

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