Plan for Shortening the Time of Passage Between New York and London; With Documents Relating Thereto, Including the Proceedings of the Railway Convent

Plan for Shortening the Time of Passage Between New York and London; With Documents Relating Thereto, Including the Proceedings of the Railway Convent

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...peopled, and every species of industry w"ill be called into existence among its inhabitants. Resolved, 10th. That this Railway demands for its completion, the united and vigorous action of citizens of the United States--of all British subjects--and of all who desire to promote agriculture, commerce, manufactures, and the progress of the arts and sciences in connection with the firm establishment of peace and good will upon Earth. Resolved, 11th. That the State of Maine, and the Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia shall be called upon to grant concurrent charters for the incorporation of Companies to construct the proposed Railway from the valley of the Penobscot to the eastern terminus in Nova Scotia. Resolved, 12th. That in addition to individual subscriptions for shares in the proposed companies, the aid of the public resources of Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, shall be solicited to the extent of one-half the cost of this line of Railway; that grants of the public lands near the line, shall also be asked; and that the Province of Canada shall also be solicited to contribute towards the construction of a work of such great importance to its public and private interests. Resolved, 13th. That a special appeal shall be made to the stockholders in all railroads between New York and London, for aid to this Railway, which to them will be of much pecuniary advantage, by promoting an endless stream of travel and traffic. Resolved, 14th. That application shall be made to the Governments of Great Britain and the United States respectively, for conditional contracts for trasporting the European and North American Mails over this railway, for a long period, at remunerating rates. Resolved, 15th. That no subscriptions for shares...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570286
  • 9781236570284