Proceedings of the National Ship-Canal Convention, Held at the City of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Ship-Canal Convention, Held at the City of Chicago

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...above the present surface line of the waters of the canal, would be impracticable, where the canal passes through our cities and villages. No satisfactory estimate ever can be made of the cost of such change. The necessities of a reduction in the cost of transit on Western products to the Atlantic are too apparent to require examination or discussion; and it appears we have now reached a period when we should initiate measures with a view of providing facilities for the transport of the increasing products of the Western and North-western States. I hope and trust these great objects will be accomplished by the wisdom and forecast of the Convention, about to assemble at Chicago. I am very respectfully, etc., N. S. BENTON. J. W. Foster, Esq., Secretary at Large, Chicago, At a meeting of the Canal Board of the State of New York, held at the Canal Department, the 25th day of May, 1863. Present: The Lieutenant-Governor, Comptroller, Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, and Canal Commissioners Alberger, Wright, and Skinner. The Comptroller offered the following preamble and resolution, which were adopted: Whereas, The Canal Board has been informed that the Governor has designated the Hon. Nathaniel S. Benton, Auditor of the Canal Department, as one of the delegates frora this State to the Convention to be held at Chicago, on the 2nd day of June next, for the purpose of considering the subject of obtaining increased facilities for transportation of produce and merchandise between tidewater and the Western and Northwestern States; And Whereas, it is desirable that such Convention should be fully and accurately informed as to the position of the State of New York in this respect, of the nature and extent of her public works, and of the great...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609816
  • 9781236609816