A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Vol. 2

A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Vol. 2 : Prepared Under the Direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, of the House and Senate, Pursuant to an Act of the Fifty-Second Congress of the United States (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Vol. 2: Prepared Under the Direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, of the House and Senate, Pursuant to an Act of the Fifty-Second Congress of the United States I now lay before Congress a statement of the works of defense which it has been thought necessary to provide in the first instance for the secu rity of our seaport towns and harbors, and of the progress toward their completion. Their extent has been adapted to the scale of the appropria tion and to the circumstances of the several places. The works undertaken at New York are calculated to annoy and endanger any naval force which shall enter the harbor, and, still more, one which should attempt to lie before the city. To prevent altogether the entrance of large vessels, a line of blocks across the harbor has been contemplated, and would, as is believed, with the auxiliary means already provided, render that city safe against naval enterprise. The expense as well as the importance of the work renders it a subject proper for the Special consideration of Congress. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 721g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 65 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243293925
  • 9780243293926