Letter to the Chamber of Commerce Relative to the Water Front of the City of New York (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Letter to the Chamber of Commerce Relative to the Water Front of the City of New York I desire to present to the Chamber of Commerce some state ments as to the condition of the piers and wharves of the New York water front, and to ask serious consideration of questions affecting the commerce of this port, controlled, to some extent, by the City of New York, acting officially by the Department of Docks, which Department exercises the rights, powers and duties of the Corpora tion in improving the water front. By Virtue of the Dongan charter, in 1686, the Crown of Eng land granted to the City of New York, then a municipal corpora tion, all the land between high and low water mark around the Island of Manhattan, with jurisdiction over the same, with power to take in, fill and make up and lay out all and singular the landand grounds In and about said City and Island Manhattan, and the same to build upon or make use of in any other manner or way as to them shall seem fit, as far into the rivers thereof. And that encompass the same, as low water mark aforesaid. 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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- 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
- 27 Feb 2018
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- 8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white