Documents of the Convention of the State of New York, 1867-'68 Volume 3

Documents of the Convention of the State of New York, 1867-'68 Volume 3

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...In this brief reference to the various benefits which the construction of the Erie canal has conferred upon the people of this State, it ought not to be omitted, as it cannot be forgotten by this generation, the great changes which were at once produced upon its material prosperity. It should be remembered by the Convention that the assessed valuation of all the real and personal property in the State of New York, as reported to the Comptroller in 1866, was $1,531,229,636; that the value of the property transported on the Erie Canal, in the thirty years from 1837 inclusive, was nearly three times the value of all the real and personal property of the State; that the canals for the last seven years have produced net revenues of $20,636,868; that the Western States had in 1860 a population of about 9,000,000, which is being decennially augmented at a ratio of 65 per cent; that the population of New York, Brooklyn, Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Utica, Syracuse, Oswego, Eochester, Lockport and Buffalo, in 1820, before the completion of the Erie Canal, was only 162,921; that the population of those cities in 1865 was 1,398,526; that of the assessed valuation of all the real and personal property in the sixty counties, of the State ($1,531,229,636), seventeen, embracing New York city, Kings, Queens, Suffolk, Westchester, Albany, Saratoga, Washington, Schenectady, Oneida, Eensselaer, Oswego, Onondaga, Monroe, Niagara and Erie, (less than one-fourth the area of the State), have $1,227,526,000; and that these counties are all upon the line of the Erie canal. Valuation of property in this State in 1825, when Erie canal was opened for business, $299,197,721 00 Valuation of property, 1866, 1,531,229,636 00 A tax of one mill on valuation of 1825, would produce...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565231
  • 9781236565235