Laws of the Society; With the Several Acts

Laws of the Society; With the Several Acts

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...in erecting a Beacon on said Island, hoping that it might answer the purpose; but on experiment this is found to be of little or no advantage: in those difficult cases where its assistance is most needed. "Under these circumstances, seeing our Marine Brethren daily exposed to, and often perishing by dangers, which an expense inconsiderable to the Nation might remove or greatly diminish, your Memorialists feel it their duty to make this representation to Congress, and to solicit them, as they regard the lives of our Seamen, and the safety of our Commerce, to make enquiry into the expediency of erecting a Light House in the place proposed, and if they shall find it expedient, as your Memorialists are confident they must, that they will cause the same to be built, in such time and manner and under such regulations as they shall think proper to prescribe. "And your Memorialists beg leave further to add, that they fully agree in opinion with the Boston Marine Society, that the mpst effectual means of preventing the shipwrecks, which so frequently happen upon Cape Cod, would be to erect a Light House upon that Cape. The safety of our Seamen, the interests of humanity and our commerce, would, in our opinion be greatly promoted by the measure, and, from a strong sense of this, your Memorialists join their Boston Brethren in earnestly soliciting the attention of Congress to it." The committee on the subject were Benj. Pickman, Wni. Gray, Jr., Benj. West, Wm. Orne, and John Derby, Jr. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Mr. Goodhue acknowledged the letter and petition as follows: "philadelphia, March 1, 1796. "Gentlemen: I received yours of the 20th ult'o, covering a petition from the Marine Society of Salem, for having a Light House erected on...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580974
  • 9781236580979