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- Edition: December 27th, 1844 December 27th, 1844
THE WHITEHAVEN AND
Our readers will find, fully detailed in our advertising columns, the
particulars of this new line which we noticed last week, and we are able to
announce, on authority, that its adoption by the public has been unusually rapid.
By Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's posts, Messrs. ARMITSTEAD and
MUSGRAVE, the legal agents to the undertaking in Whitehaven, received subscribers'
names for share amounting to £36,900. Sunday night's post alone brought
applications for shares amounting to upwards of £20,000; and there is no doubt, that
the money support necessary for the undertaking might be secured at once in
London, if it were not for the wish of the promoters to dispose of the shares
so as to give the line the greatest possible local interest.
With this view were are informed a preference will be given in the
allotment to individuals connected with the district, and especially those
interested in the productive trading interests of Cumberland and the North of
Lancashire. Such reservation can, however, only last a certain time, and we
therefore advise such of our readers as may be disposed to do so to make the
necessary application in proper time.
From the very favourable auspices under which this undertaking has met
with from the public, there can be no doubt of the ultimate and easy formation
of this important line of Railway.