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Early Erie Canal 1823...



Item # 219559

March 24, 1823

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, March 24, 1823.
 
* Erie Canal Construction Reporting

A page 3 report says that according to a Canal Commissioners report ...upwards of 220 miles were completed so as to admit the passage of boats last fall; and it is expected that the whole distance from Schenectady to Rochester will be complete by next June, and the canal finished in 18 months....the expenses thus far $5,603,386. Other news of the day includes: "Great Fire at Canton", "The New War In Europe", "Riot at New Haven", and more. Minor irregularity at the spine, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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