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« NUMBER 13

CONTRACT OF MARCH 25, 1872

[From "A History of the Rise and Fall of the South Improvement Company," pages 27-28.]

I. That all arrangements for the transportation of oil after this date shall be upon basis of perfect equality to all shippers, producers and refiners, and that no rebates, drawbacks, or other arrangements of any character, shall be made or allowed that will give any party the slightest difference in rates or discrimination of any character whatever.

II. That the present rates from Oil City, Union, Corry, Irvineton, Pittsburg, Cleveland and other competing points, shall be and remain in full force at following rates:

ON REFINED OIL, BENZINE, ETC

From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Boston…  $1.65
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to New York…  1.50
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Philadelphia…   1.35
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Baltimore…   1.35
From Cleveland to Boston…   1.65
From Cleveland to New York…   1.50
From Cleveland to Philadelphia…   1.35
From Cleveland to Baltimore…   1.35
From Pittsburg to New York…   1.50
From Pittsburg to Philadelphia…   1.35
From Pittsburg to Baltimore…   1.35

ON CRUDE OIL

From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Boston…  $1.50
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to New York…  1.35
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Philadelphia…   1.20
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Baltimore…   1.20
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Cleveland…   .50
From Oil City, Union, Corry and Irvineton to Pittsburg…   .50

And said rates shall not be liable to any change either for increase or decrease without first giving to William Hasson, president of the Producers' Union at Oil City, at least ninety days' notice in writing of such contemplated change.

III. In the distribution of cars for shipments, it shall be done without discrimination.

IV. On the basis as hereinbefore stated, the parties respectively agree to carry out the arrangements in good faith and work for the mutual interests of each other.

In witness whereof the parties have hereunto affixed their signatures, this twenty-fifth day of March, A.D. 1872:

For the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Company: H. F. CLARK, President.

For the Erie Railway Company: O. H. P. ARCHER, Vice-President.

For the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company: WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT, Vice-President.

For the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad Company: GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, President.

For the Pennsylvania Railroad Company: THOMAS A. SCOTT, Vice-President.

On behalf of the Producers and Refiners: G. SHAMBURG, E. G. PATTERSON, WILLIAM HASSON, HENRY BYROM, WILLIAM PARKER, JOHN J. FISHER, Oil Creek Producers and Refiners.

J. J. VANDERGRIFT, A. P. BENNETT, WILLIAM M. IRISH, WILLIAM T. SCHEIDE, Oil City Producers and Refiners.

HENRY H. ROGERS, F. C. FLEMING, JOSIAH LOMBARD, JR., New York Refiners.

B. VAUGHAN, Boston Refiners.

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