History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; From Prehistoric Times to the Present Date ...

History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; From Prehistoric Times to the Present Date ...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...city from running into debt to aid even such an enterprise, the wealth of the city all went to sustain the Union, and for almost seven years the matter dropped out of sight. In November, 1867, .lcssrs. John Lockwood 8: . Co., of Hil waukee, and John B. Ernshaw & Co., of Cincinnati. presented their propositions. It is unnecessary to enter into detail, as neither of the plans were carried out. ln 1868 the subject was again agitated in the Common Council, and an expenditure made to seem-e the services of E. S. Chesbrough, an engineer, of Chicago, to make examination of the locality and report upon the best plan for securing water supply to the city, as well as upon the system of sewers. His examination was made and reported to the Common Council in 1869, and by that body referred to a special committee. Althol'_h the committee held several meetings, the bar to action. imposed by the refunding act of 1860. was still up. By its provisions the city could not incur further liability until its indebtedness, for strictly municipal purposes, had been reduced below $500,000. In 1870 the conditions were such that the project was revived, and Mayor Phillips appointed the following committee to consider the subject: Councillors--John Black, Chairman; Casper Sanger, H. J. Hilbert; /ldermen--'I'. P. Collingbourne and Emil Durr. In August, of this year, a favorable report was made to the Common Council, and the joint Committee on Water Works and Judiciary, with City Attorney Ryan, prepared a bill for the Legislative session of 1871, empowering the city to issue water bonds, and appointing Edward O'Neill, President, Matt. Keenan, Secretary, David Ferguson, Treasurer, and Edward H. Brodhead, George Burnham, Alexander Mitchell, John Plankinton, ...
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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864476
  • 9781236864475