Historic Highways of America Volume 12

Historic Highways of America Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Indians..," it was ordered that from the proceeds of all sales of lands bought of the Indians the surveyor-general should pay 500 to the treasurer of Herkimer County and a like amount to the treasurer of Onondaga County; this money was ordered to be applied to ' mending the highway commonly called the Great Genesee Road and the bridges thereon." A law of the year following, 1797, affords one of the interesting uses of the lottery in the development of American highways. It reads: "Whereas it is highly necessary, that "Laws of New York, 1796, ch. XXVI. ch. XXXIX. direct communications be opened and improved between the western, northern and southern parts of this State. Therefore ' Be it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That for the purpose of opening and improving the said communications, the managers herein after named shall cause to be raised by three successive lotteries of equal value, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars. That out of the neat net? proceeds of the first lottery the sum of eleven thousand seven hundred dollars, and out of the neat proceeds of the third lottery, the further sum of two thousand two hundred dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated for opening and improving the road commonly called the Great Genesee road, in all its extent from Old Fort Schuyler in the county of Herkimer to Geneva in the county of Ontario... "87 The western movement to Lake Erie became pronounced at this time; the founders of Connecticut's Western Reserve under General Moses Cleaveland emigrated in 1796. The promoters of the Genesee wLaws of New York, 1797, ch. LX. country were advertising their holdings widely. The general feeling that there was a...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865790
  • 9781236865793