Advantages of the proposed canal from Lake Erie, to Hudson's River, fully illustrated in a correspondence between the Hon. Gouverneur Morris, and Robert Fulton, Esq.

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Advantages of the proposed canal from Lake Erie, to Hudson's River, fully illustrated in a correspondence between the Hon. Gouverneur Morris, and Robert Fulton, Esq.

Subject

Hudson River
Correspondence
Revenue
New York (State)
Erie Canal
Pamphlet
Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816.
Fulton Robert 1765-1815.
Expenditures/Expenses
Tolls
Construction

Description

Page ten of the pamphlet consisting of a letter written by Robert Fulton to Gouverneur Morris dated February 22d, 1814 with the response by Morris dated March 3, 1814. Fulton and Morris, both supporters of the canal, exchanged letters on the subject of the canal. Advocating the use of tolls along the route, Fulton suggested that the imposition of tolls along the canal route would be profitable to New York State. He calculated the canal would yield a profit of $5,000,000 per year for New York State.

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Excerpted from original publication: Advantages of the proposed canal from Lake Erie, to Hudson's River, fully illustrated in a correspondence between the Hon. Gouverneur Morris, and Robert Fulton, Esq. n.i.:[1814?]. ACCESSION # 2258; EC0019

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[1814?]

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"Advantages of the proposed canal from Lake Erie, to Hudson's River, fully illustrated in a correspondence between the Hon. Gouverneur Morris, and Robert Fulton, Esq.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #363, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/363 (accessed August 29, 2014).