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A CONSIDERATE AND GENEROUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

One day early in August, 1856, a girl named McGraff, through her own carelessness, was injured by a locomotive near Sloatsburg, Rockland, N. Y. Her parents being poor, the attention of President Ramsdell was called to her case by a citizen of Goshen. President Ramsdell, at the next meeting of the Board of Directors, mentioned the incident, and a number of the Directors made up a purse of $45 out of their own pockets and forwarded it to the McGraff family, with a letter expressing their regrets for the mishap. If a board of railroad directors of to-day should be moved to such an act as that, people could go to bed assured that the millennium had dawned.


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