Publications, Volume 2

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Page 290 - An act to provide for the improvement of the internal navigation of this state...
Page 271 - Know then, that one tenth of the expense borne by Britain in the last campaign would enable ships to sail from London through Hudson's river into lake Erie. As yet, my friend, we only crawl along the outer shell of our country. The interior excels the part we inhabit in soil, in climate, in everything. The proudest empire in Europe is but a bauble, compared to what America will be, must be, in the course of two centuries; perhaps of one...
Page 19 - Prompted by these actual observations, I could not help taking a more contemplative and extensive view of the vast inland navigation of these United States, and could not but be struck with the immense diffusion and importance of it, and with the goodness of that Providence which has dealt His favors to us with so profuse a hand. Would to God we may have wisdom enough to improve them.
Page 107 - An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
Page 279 - October last, did recommend that the surplus money in the treasury, over and above such sums as could be applied to the extinguishment of the national debt, be appropriated to the great national objects of opening canals and making turnpike roads. And whereas the state of New York...
Page 280 - here is a canal of a few miles, projected by General Washington, which, if completed, would render this a fine commercial city, which has languished for many years, because the small sum of...
Page 315 - Shall I lead your astonishment up to the verge of incredulity? I will: know then, that one-tenth of the expense borne by Britain in the last campaign, would enable ships to sail from London through Hudson's River into Lake Erie.
Page 252 - Ocean" had in producing the discovery of America." The resolution introduced into the Assembly by Judge Forman, in 18o8, resulted in directing the Surveyor-General to cause a " survey to be made of the rivers, streams and waters in the usual route of communication between the Hudson River and Lake Erie, and such other contemplated route as he may deem proper;" thus leaving the whole matter very much in his discretion: and that Mr.
Page 296 - ... twelve and a half cents per bushel upon all salt to be manufactured in the western district of this state ; a tax of one dollar upon each steamboat passenger, for each and every trip or voyage such passenger...
Page 298 - But whatever limit may have been, assigned to the duration of New York, by those eternal decrees which established the heavens and the earth, it is hardly to be expected, that she will be blotted from the list of political societies before the effects here stated shall have been sensibly felt. And even, when by the flow of that perpetual stream, which...

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