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      The town of Townshend has 370 shares of stock at $100 each, $37,000.

      Original stockholders residing in Townshend: Junia D. Barber, 2 shares $200: James H. Phelps, 6 shares, $600: Ira R. Batchelder, 1 share $100; N. Pierce, 2 shares, $200; Rev. Mark Carpenter, 3 shares, $300; Daniel Read, 3 shares, $300; Adin Holbrook, 1 share, $100; A. Stoddard, 2 shares, $200; A. C. Howard, 10 shares, $1000; Josiah W. Taft, 1 share, $100; O.S. Howard, 3 shares, $300; S.D. Winslow, 2d, 2 shares, $200.  Number shares taken by persons above named, 36 at $100; number shares taken by the town, 370, at $100.  Given by tax-payers of Townshend towards building the railroad.  Shares of the town were taken on condition that the railroad from Mill Brook, Harmonyville, to Jamaica line, should be located on and not removed from the east or left bank of West river.