Commercial Review Volume 1

Commercial Review Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...long. Such improvements would connect the Mississippi river with the Atlantic ocean by a safe inside navigation within the chain of islands which lie along the coasts of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. They would save in distance at least 1300 miles in a direct communication with the North, and would avoid the dangerous navigation through the intricate channels of the Florida Keys, and along the Atlantic coast of Florida. Their advantages in a commercial point of view are so apparent, that they require no illustration. The establishment of a western armory is also an object of great national importance. It is not so much on account of the fact that the eastern states have an armory at Springfield, Mass., and the middle states one at Harper's Ferry, Va., that we would recommend the establishment of a national armory and foundry at some point on the western waters. The superior facilities afforded by the West for obtaining the best materials, the abundance of fuel and the cheapness of subsistence, the cheap and ready transportation to various portions of the Union by natural communications, present such advantages, that it is believed arms of every description and all the implements of war, could be manufactured cheaper in the West than in any other portion of the Union. There are many places in the West which might be selected as a suitable site for such an establishment. Such a place should have the means at all times of the year, of transporting the manufactured articles to the required points, for use; it should have access to supplies for materials and for subsistence; it should have an unlimited supply of water power, health, etc., etc. It is believed that the Harpeth Shoals on the Cumberland river, in the state of Tennessee, combine all...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497341
  • 9781236497345