Richmond and York river Railroad.
--The annual meeting of the stockholders of this company, which took place in this city on the 6th inst., has hitherto escaped notice, owing to the multiplicity of events which, in times like the present, engage the attention of the newspapers.
The most important business transacted during the meeting was the adoption of the following resolution:
Resolved, That from and after this day the offices of President
and Superintendent of this company be and the same are hereby united in that of President
; that the duties and responsibilities of the same shall devolve on the President
; and the salary of said officer shall be $3,200 per annum, payable quarterly, out of which sum he shall pay an assistant, if necessary to employ one.
, was then unanimously elected President
, in place of Robert Stunders
; and Col. John Pollard Director
on the part of the private stockholders.
comes back to the position, after a year's retirement, to find the work for which be long ago made untiring struggles and sacrifices, now universally acknowledged as a great public necessity.
The Board of Directors were authorized to apply to the Legislature for such aid as may be necessary and expedient.