The Necessity of a Ship-Canal Between the East and the West

The Necessity of a Ship-Canal Between the East and the West : Report of the Proceedings of the Board of Trade, the Mercantile Association, and the Business Men of Chicago, at a Meeting Held at Metropolitan Hall, on the Evening of February 24, 1863

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Excerpt from The Necessity of a Ship-Canal Between the East and the West: Report of the Proceedings of the Board of Trade, the Mercantile Association, and the Business Men of Chicago, at a Meeting Held at Metropolitan Hall, on the Evening of February 24, 1863 In the debate, Mr. Stevens, of Pa, Chairman of the Commit tee of Ways and Means, and by virtue of his position, the leader of the House, participated. This scheme, the most important to the north-west of any that ever occupied the attention of the National Legislature, was characterized by him as a ditch, an absurdity, a preposterous sham, -a measure which no one seriously thought would pass, but might possibly command twenty or thirty votes. Illinois was denounced as grasping, - as making demands which no decent man could vote for. Such was the statesman-like argu ment addressed to the House by its leader, upon a great quee tion in which nine millions of people have a direct interest. 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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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • English
  • 14 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243173067
  • 9780243173068