Report of the Committee of the Common Council of the City of Troy, and adopted by them, remonstrating against the direct route for the eastern termination of the Erie Canal. and in answered to the report of Allan Campbell, civil engineer, made by the authority and under the direction of the Common Council of the City of Albany.

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  • Report of the Committee of the Common Council of the City of Troy, and adopted by them, remonstrating against the direct route for the eastern termination of the Erie Canal. and in answered to the report of Allan Campbell, civil engineer, made by the authority and under the direction of the Common Council of the City of Albany.

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Report of the Committee of the Common Council of the City of Troy, and adopted by them, remonstrating against the direct route for the eastern termination of the Erie Canal. and in answered to the report of Allan Campbell, civil engineer, made by the authority and under the direction of the Common Council of the City of Albany.

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Committee of the Common Council of the city of Troy
Report
New York (State).
Erie Canal
Troy
Canal route
Campbell, Allan, 1815-1894
Commissioners
Enlargement

Description

Thirty-six page report of the Committee of the Common Council of the city of Troy. By 1836, the development and economies of cities along the canal route had come to depend on the Erie Canal and its revenue. A proposal made for the canal to bypass Troy received an outcry from that city, fearing that a direct route from Albany would devastate Troy as well as other cities, towns and villages that had since grown along the canal route, leaving a wake of ruin. In the report, the Troy commissioners ask: But what would be the condition of such deserted towns? Monuments, indeed, not of the folly of those who built them, . . . but of the instability and caprice of government, of which they had become the credulous victims. The title on the blue cover reads: Report of the Troy Committee in Relation to the Albany Project for a Direct Route for the Eastern Termination of the Erie Canal.

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Excerpted from original publication: Report of the Committee of the Common Council of the City of Troy, and adopted by them, remonstrating against the direct route for the eastern termination of the Erie Canal. and in answered to the report of Allan Campbell, civil engineer, made by the authority and under the direction of the Common Council of the City of Albany. Troy: Printed by Kemble & Hooper, 1836.; ACCESSION# 0407.F4.23; EC0031; EC0032; EC0033

Date

1836

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COMPOUND

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"Report of the Committee of the Common Council of the City of Troy, and adopted by them, remonstrating against the direct route for the eastern termination of the Erie Canal. and in answered to the report of Allan Campbell, civil engineer, made by the authority and under the direction of the Common Council of the City of Albany.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #378, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/378 (accessed October 31, 2014).