Report of the commissioners appointed by joint resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, of the 13th &15th March, 1810, to explore the route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

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  • Report of the commissioners appointed by joint resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, of the 13th &15th March, 1810, to explore the route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

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Report of the commissioners appointed by joint resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, of the 13th &15th March, 1810, to explore the route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Subject

Porter, Peter B. (Peter Buell), 1773-1844
De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834
Commissioners
Expenditures/Expenses
Report
Financing
New York (State)
Erie Canal
Rensselaer, Stephen Van, 1764-1839
North, William, 1755-1836
Eddy, Thomas, 1758 - 1827

Description

A thirty-five page report of the commissioners to explore the route of an inland navigation from the Hudson River to Lakes Ontario and Erie. The commissioners weree appointed by joint resolutions of the New York State Senate and Assembly. In 1810, this Board of Commissioners was organized to make further surveys regarding inland navigation in New York and to report the estimation of the probable expense of the completion of the canal. The commissioners weree also directed to make application to Congress and the legislatures of the individual states. This is the first report of that commission. The commissioners Gouvenor Morris, S. Van Rennsselaer, W. North, DeWitt Clinton, Thomas Eddy, Peter R. Porter, and Simeon DeWitt submitted this report in February, 1811. One of the questions that remained unanswereed at the end of the report was who should be financially responsible for the canal's construction.

Source

Excerpted from original publication: Report of the commissioners appointed by joint resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, of the 13th &15th March, 1810, to explore the route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Albany: Printed by S. Southwick, 1811. ACCESSION # 2277; EC0014; EC0015

Date

1811

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COMPOUND

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"Report of the commissioners appointed by joint resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, of the 13th &15th March, 1810, to explore the route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #355, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/355 (accessed October 21, 2014).