Thursday, January 3, 2013

Baltimore And Ohio Railroad – A Bad Omen

The refusal of the Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to require the employees to take the oath of allegiance, was talked about by the merchants to-day, and as the matter now stands, few seem willing to ship by that route.  The proposal of the Company to guarantee shippers against loss does not help the matter much.  People see disloyalty sticking out at the head of affairs, and this impression must be satisfactorily removed, or the business of the road will suffer.  This is the “situation.”  One would suppose that men who had the management of this road would have been cured of their secession sympathies long ago; but disloyalty is deeply rooted among the wealthy classes of Baltimore, and they seem determined to play the game a while longer.  But we hope the Baltimore and Ohio road will not be kept in jeopardy by them. – {Cin. Gaz.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 3

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