From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/2/1863, p. 2, c. 5

TO THE PATRONS OF THE VIRGINIA CENTRAL RAILROAD. – There is reason to believe that farmers have been withheld from sending breadstuffs to market from the apprehension that they might be taken by the Government without paying “just compensation.” The passage of the impressment bill has removed that difficulty.
The company will do everything in its power to transport all freight brought to the railroad, when the cars are not preoccupied with Governemnt freight.
Private parties may calculate on receiving every accommodation.
                                                                                                                             E FONTAINE, President.
Office Va Central R R Co,
March 31, 1863.
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