Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden, a leading Liberal in Parliament, was also invested in the Illinois Central Railroad. He took two major trips to the United States, first in 1835 and again in 1859. During his first trip he traveled on railroads for a total of just ninety miles, from Lowell, Mass., to Boston, and then to Providence, R.I. On his second trip, twenty-four years later, he traveled 4,000 miles on American railroads.

About this Document

  • Source: Speeches on Questions of Public Policy
  • Author: Richard Cobden, M. P., Edited by John Bright and James E. Thorold Rogers
  • Published: London
  • Date: 1870