burg, Danville, Salem, Knoxville, Charlotte and other points of importance in Virginia, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. Via Alexandria we have all rail connections with Fredericksburg, Richmond, Va., and Wilmington, N. C. Through the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal we have connections with tide water at Georgetown and Alexandria, thence by regular lines of steamboats to Fredericksburg, Norfolk, Richmond, and other points on Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and by regular lines of ocean vessels, both sail and steam, with New York, Boston, Providence, New Haven, Portsmouth, Portland and other points on the New England coast, and with Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, and the South Atlantic coast. From the foregoing it will be seen that this city has direct railway connections with all points of importance in the Western States, and both water and rail with the principal seaports and centers of trade in the Atlantic States, and excellent shipping facilities for a South American trade via Baltimore or Alexandria. Through these numerous connections, the manufacturer located here, can ship his goods cheaply and promptly, to all the great centers of trade, and through immense consuming districts.
In this connection we publish below a letter from Hon. Wm. Keyser, 2nd Vice President of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which shows the animus of this great trunk line towards our city:
BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD,
BALTIMORE, February 18th, 1875.
GEO. HENDERSON, JR., ESQ.,
My Dear Sir:
I have your favor of the 4th inst., and am gratified to learn that your citizens are making strong efforts to attract the attention of manufacturers and business men to the advantages possessed by your city.
The many natural advantages possessed by Cumberland, and especially its cheap fuel, should, I think, if properly made known, attract a manufacturing interest, and secure the establishment of important works. The location of your city, at the junction of several important roads, certainly enables you to offer the great inducement of uniformly reasonable rates of transportation.
This Company will gladly do all in its power to foster and encourage the developments you aim at.
WM. KEYSER, 2nd Vice President.
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Mines and mineral resources, Maryland, Cumberland
Cumberland, Md., 1870s