Enlargement of the Erie Canal. Efforts of the twelve fugitive Senators, sustained by the opinion of Attorney-Gen'l Chatfield, and the voice of a Loco Foco meeting at the capital, illustrated by extracts from Loco Foco organs, to defeat the law providing for a speedy completion of the public works.

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  • Enlargement of the Erie Canal. Efforts of the twelve fugitive Senators, sustained by the opinion of Attorney-Gen'l Chatfield, and the voice of a Loco Foco meeting at the capital, illustrated by extracts from Loco Foco organs, to defeat the law providing for a speedy completion of the public works.

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Enlargement of the Erie Canal. Efforts of the twelve fugitive Senators, sustained by the opinion of Attorney-Gen'l Chatfield, and the voice of a Loco Foco meeting at the capital, illustrated by extracts from Loco Foco organs, to defeat the law providing for a speedy completion of the public works.

Subject

Erie Canal
New York (State)
Enlargement
Canal Bill
Loco Foco
Pamphlet

Description

A sixteen page pamphlet on the Enlargement of the Erie Canal. In 1851, controversy arose regarding the enlargement of the canal. The issue at hand was the constitutionality of the proposed canal bill. This document contains a collection of extracts from several sources, documenting the controversy.

Source

Excerpted from original publication: Enlargement of the Erie Canal. Efforts of the twelve fugitive senators, sustained by the opinion of Attorney-Gen'l Chatfield, and the voice of a Loco Foco meeting at the capital, illustrated by extracts from Loco Foco organs, to defeat the law providing for a speedy completion of the public works. n.i. : [1851]. ACCESSION# 3022; EC0038; EC0039

Date

1851

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COMPOUND

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"Enlargement of the Erie Canal. Efforts of the twelve fugitive Senators, sustained by the opinion of Attorney-Gen'l Chatfield, and the voice of a Loco Foco meeting at the capital, illustrated by extracts from Loco Foco organs, to defeat the law providing for a speedy completion of the public works.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #387, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/387 (accessed August 28, 2014).