Memorial of the Commissioners of the State of New-York, in behalf of said state; praying the aid of the general government in opening a communication between the navigable waters of the Hudson River and the Lakes. December 11, 1816. Referred to the Committee on so much of the president's message as relates to roads and canals.

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  • Memorial of the Commissioners of the State of New-York, in behalf of said state; praying the aid of the general government in opening a communication between the navigable waters of the Hudson River and the Lakes. December 11, 1816. Referred to the Committee on so much of the president's message as relates to roads and canals.

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Memorial of the Commissioners of the State of New-York, in behalf of said state; praying the aid of the general government in opening a communication between the navigable waters of the Hudson River and the Lakes. December 11, 1816. Referred to the Committee on so much of the president's message as relates to roads and canals.

Subject

New York (State)
Erie Canal
Pamphlet
Commissioners
Report
Federal government
Financing
Indians
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

Description

A thirteen page pamphlet issued in 1816 addressed to the honourable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress, the representation of commissioners of the State of New-York, in of the said State, respectfully showeth that the board of commissioners, as required by law, have made application to the federal government for funds to support the construction of the canals. A committee of five was empowereed to devise measures to open communication between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes. The committee then divided the route into three sections: the West (Lake Erie to the Seneca River), the Middle (Seneca River to Rome) and the East (Rome to Albany). Each section would have its own engineer. In this same year, $20,000 was budgeted to the project, but no powere was given to start construction. This memorial is signed by Dew Witt Clinton, President of the Commissioners on November 10, 1816.

Source

Excerpted from original publication: Memorial of the Commissioners of the State of New-York, in behalf of said state; praying the aid of the general government in opening a communication between the navigable waters of the Hudson River and the Lakes. December 11, 1816. Referred to the Committee on so much of the president's message as relates to roads and canals. Washington: Printed by William A. Davis, 1816. ACCESSION# 2276; EC0021; EC0022

Date

1816

Type

COMPOUND

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"Memorial of the Commissioners of the State of New-York, in behalf of said state; praying the aid of the general government in opening a communication between the navigable waters of the Hudson River and the Lakes. December 11, 1816. Referred to the Committee on so much of the president's message as relates to roads and canals.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #365, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/365 (accessed September 2, 2014).