No. 40 - Canal Testimony

No. 40 - Canal Testimony

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Q. Where do you reside? A. I live at Fort Edward. Q. About how far this side Dunham's basin? A. I live just about three-quarter; of a mile this side; I live opposite the quarter post. Q. Do you own or hire a farm there?. A. I own twenty-four acres of land upon the line of the railroad and canal with the exception of about an acre and three-quarters or so. Q. Isthe canal higher than the level-of your farm? A. Yes, sir, it is higher than the level. Q. Who joins you upon the north? A. Samuel Durham. Q, Who joins you on the south? A. Mr. James O'Brien. Q. What time did you get up last Saturday night, June 15th, or Sunday, June 16th? A. Between three and four. o'clock in the morning. Q. I/Vas that when you first got up? A. Yes, sir. Q. What was the condition of the water then? A. There was a large fiood opposite my house, where two years ago, or a year ago last winter, they took olf the heelpath and put on clay on the towpath, and they left a low place in that, so the first thing I observed it was running right down into my house--into the cellar--and I went to work to stop it, what I could. Q. How many feet long was this low place in the towpath? A. Twenty feet or so. _ Q. About how many wagon loads of gravel or sand would have made that safe beforehand? A. About ten loads, I suppose, would have made that safe beforehand, and levelled it up even with the other. Q. When did you go up to the waste weir? At what hour? A. I didn't go up there at all. I was at work then against my own place, at the low spot, damming it and putting on mud. Q. If you had not stopped up those low places opposite your farm would it have damaged you considerably more? A. I could not tell, because it damaged me from the north more than from more

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