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Subject: [ARMAGH] Armagh Guardian: Dublin & Armagh Inland Railway - Feb 1845
Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 07:18:55 -0400
Armagh Guardian: GAGE, BELL, M'NEILL, LYLE, HENRY, MATHEWS, M'ENDOW,
ACHESON, VERNER, RAWDON, PATON, SCOTT, DOBBIN, LYLE, M'KINSTRY, LINDSAY,
CASEBURNE, CUMING, ROBINSON - Dublin & Armagh Inland Railway - Feb 1845
The following article was transcribed from The Armagh Guardian (18
Feb 1845; microfilm), by permission of The British Library.
DUBLIN AND ARMAGH INLAND RAILWAY.
AT a PUBLIC MEETING of the Inhabitants of the City
of Armagh, held in the Market-house, on Saturday last,
the 15th inst.,--the following resolutions were agreed to:--
Moved by WM. C. GAGE, Esq.; seconded by J. T. BELL,
"That this meeting has learned with deep surprise and re-
gret, the recent adverse decision of the Board of Trade
in reference to the 'Armagh and Dublin inland Railway;'
considering that it is identical with that surveyed by Sir JOHN
M'NEILL, under the direction of the Railway Commissioners,
and so strongly recommended by them in their Parliamentary
Report of 1838, as 'capable,' (to use their own language,') 'of
affording the greatest accommodation at the least outlay, and
as best adapted to stimulate the industry and develop the re-
sources of the country;' and, being fully impressed with the
superior advantages which this line possesses over that to which
the sanction of that Board has been given, that the attention of
the Legislature be drawn by petition and otherwise to those
advantages, confident that, if the undertaking be viewed upon
its own merits, its ultimate success is certain."
Moved by ANDREW LYLE, Esq., seconded by Rev. Dr.
"That with a view to the attainment of this object, so
desirable upon every principle of public utility, meetings be con-
vened in most of the important towns in, or near to, which the
projected Line is intended to pass. That the immediate co-ope-
ration of all who feel an interest in the undertaking be sought
for, and obtained; and that a deputation, on the part of the pro-
moters of the project, shall attend at such of the intended meet-
ings in the county of Cavan, and elsewhere, as may be thought
Moved by JOSEPH MATHEWS, Esq.; seconded by ROBERT
"That the petition read by the Chairman be adopted by this
meeting, and that, when signed--the one to the House of Lords
be transmitted to the Lords GOSFORD, CHARLEMONT, LURGAN,
and CALEDON; and to the House of Commons to Lord ACHESON,
Colonel VERNER, and Col. RAWDON, and that they shall
be requested to support the prayer of these petitions in their
Moved by the Rev. Dr. HENRY; seconded by JAMES T.
"That a Committee be formed for the purpose of conducting
the local transactions of the projected line, composed of the
WILLIAM PATON, Esq., J.P.
GEORGE SCOTT, Esq.
THOS. DOBBIN, Esq., J.P.
ANDREW LYLE, Esq.
LEE M'KINSTRY, Esq., J.P.
CHAS. W. GAGE, Esq.
H. L LINDSAY, Esq.
THOS. CASEBURNE, Esq.
And that JOHN CUMING, Esq., be requested to act as Secre-
tary. That there be a suggestion to the Committee, to commu-
nicate with his Grace the LORD PRIMATE, and other noblemen
and gentlemen in the county, in order to obtain their support."
Moved by JOHN CUMMING, Esq., Solicitor; seconded by
JOSEPH MATHEWS, Esq.:
That the thanks of the Meeting are justly due, and are here-
by given to WILLIAM PATON, Esq., Seneschal, for his prompti-
tude in calling this Meeting, and presiding thereat.
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