NP, MDA 1/11A/1861

From the Memphis Argus
January 11, 1861
Visitors From Alabama
Reception of the Directors of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad
   The Light Guard and the ??? Zuave Cadets turned out this morning, accompanied by a number of our citizens, to receive and welcome several visitors from Alabama, comprising over a dozen railroad directors of the Mobile & Ohio railroad, an alderman of Mobile, who it was expected would be accompanied by the whole board and mayor of that city. Among the visitors, we noticed Colonel Gaines, brother of the lamented General Gaines. The colonel was one of the earliest movers in the building of the railroad whose completion to Corinth, where it intersects the Memphis & Charleston road, is the occasion of the visit. The visitors were received at the depot by Alderman J. M. Crews, whose neat speech of welcome was handsomely responded to by Colonel Baker, of the Mobile & Ohio railroad. The guests were escorted by the two military companies from the depot to the Gayoso house, where we left them partaking of the hospitalities of Dr. Cookerell.