North-Western Canal

North-Western Canal

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...then forwarded to Mr. Gordon, and others were subsequently prepared for, and sent to, that gentleman at his request. Since the deputation was received the company, in a voluminous correspondence with the Department, have reiterated their request to have their pegs protected, by temporarily reserving the ground, before commencing the flying survey, which alone will set at rest for ever the practicability of the scheme. In October last Mr. Gordon, accompanied by Mr. Crawford, chairman, and Mr. Dods, the engineer of the company, inspected a considerable portion of the canal route, and on the 22nd day of February we had the honor of receiving Mr. Gordon's report, but are still without a reply to our application for the reservation of the land before our surveys can be made. We again firmly, but most respectfully, request that you will either cause the land to be temporarily reserved to the extent of 13 chains wide (on said contour line), or inform us if simply advertising, as in an application for a mining lease, will protect us for the time as against selectors; or, further, say whether the pegs as formerly agreed to by the Hon. J. M. Grant, and Surveyor-General Mr. Skene, on 9th August 1871, would be sufficient to indicate claim until Parliament dealt with our application? According to clause 46 of Land Act 1869, " The Governor may grant leases of any Crown lands to any person willing to make and construct canals. Provided that no such lease as last mentioned be granted unless and until the conditions of such lease shall have been laid on the table of both Houses of Parliament for at least four consecutive weeks." We hope that no merely theoretical obstacles will be allowed any longer to stand in the way of our survey, or prevent us from...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521714
  • 9781236521712