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G. R. Anderson to Board of Railway Commissioners

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May 21, 1883
To Railway Commissioners
Topeka Kan
Gentlemen
I have a little information that I wish to bring to your notice. The transfer on Cars of Coal from off the K C F S & G R R to St L Ft S & W R R over the Mo Paciffic at Ft Scott is too high it is $5. 00 a car Big or little Now when I Ship a 24000 car it costs me about one & ? cent a bu & when I Ship a 40,000 car it costs me one cent a bu now I cannot get a 40,000 car onely once in while the pull over the Mo Pacific is only ? mile So you can See it costs me $6.60/100 to get it Pulled 12 miles on the K C F S & G while it costs me $5 00 to get it Pulled ? mile on the Mo Paciffic. I think this matter ought to be looked after & another thing the rates on the St Louis Ft. Scott & Wichtah are too

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high & they Give I. J. Dean & boy a rebate off the regular rate on all Points. Please Investigate this matter & See if you cannot help the Poor People that have to Bring Coal out west It costs more to get the Coal Pulled 35 miles than the Coal costs here
Now if you want it I will meet you in Ft Scott any time you may choose to have me I would not care to have you to Expose me to Wichtah Co unless it is nessary as if they get mad, they will not let me have Cars off their Rail.

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