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Fulfilment of Three Remarkable Prophecies in the History of the Great Empire State Relating to the Development of Steamboat Navigation and Railroad Transportation, 1808-1908

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Fulfilment of Three Remarkable Prophecies in the History of the Great Empire State Relating to the Development of Steamboat Navigation and Railroad Transportation, 1808-1908

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    Available in PDF Format | Fulfilment of Three Remarkable Prophecies in the History of the Great Empire State Relating to the Development of Steamboat Navigation and Railroad Transportation, 1808-1908.pdf | English
    Henry Whittemore (Author)
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. 1909. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V The New York And Erie Railroad The conception plan of the New York and Erie Railroad, which originated with Governor DeWitt Clinton, was the earliest of all railroad projects in the State of New York, its construction, however, which began a few years later, is due probably to Mr. Eleazer Lord, more than to any other man. Mr. Lord was a man of varied accomplishments and a recognized authority on finance. Mr. Lord enjoyed intimate relations with Governor Clinton, and while on an excursion to Ohio with him in 1825, Governor Clinton repeatedly alluded to events in the history of the Erie Canal, and to the deep interest which he had long felt on the subject of an avenue from New York to Lake Erie through the southern tier of counties. His father, Gen. James Clinton, with Gen. Sullivan, as far back as 1779, after an expedition against the Indians on the Chemung and Susquehannah Rivers, had recommended and applied to Congress to authorize and to assist in the construction of an 'Appian Way' through those counties. Governor Clinton inherited his father's zeal upon the subject, and on the passage of the Act in 1817, authorizing the Erie Canal, he gave assurance to those counties that on their co-operation in the construction and completion of the canal, an avenue as nearly equivalent as possible through the southern tier of counties from the Hudson to Lake Erie, should be constructed at the expense or with the aid of the State. To redeem this pledge he called the attention of the State Legislature to the subject in 1824, and recommended a survey for a State road over the route in question. A survey was made and repeated in March, 1825, but it was of a character to discourage all further effort. Mr. Lord listened to Governor Clinton's views, became inter...
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  • Henry Whittemore (Author)
  • General Books LLC (5 Feb. 2012)
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