From the Richmond Commercial Bulletin, 5/6/1865, p. 3, c. 2
A STREET HORSE RAILWAY. – One of the first improvements to mark the close of the war, ought to be the establishment of a street railroad, such as is enjoyed in all the principal cities of the Northern States. – Richmond, stunned in its growth by the war, will now naturally take a start, and the sections that are now regarded as her suburbs must soon become important parts of the city itself. Street railroads should not follow, but lead improvements, and for that reason several lines, diverging towards the four points of the compass, would add greatly to the attractions of Richmond, and enhance the value of suburban property.