Proceedings Of The National Ship-Canal Convention, Held At The City Of Chicago


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Side 232 - from the Mississippi to the Lakes, and from the Lakes to the Hudson and the Atlantic. It was well said by Washington, " that if we desire peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." The military position is, in a few words, this : On the American side, the Northern frontier is
Side 57 - Course of Empire takes its way— The first four acts already past ; A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Times noblest offspring is
Side 93 - CONGRESS. The Constitution empowers Congress to do all necessary acts to provide for the COMMON DEFENSE, and to promote the GENERAL WELFARE. Mr. Jefferson, in 1801, on assuming the duties of the Presidency, announced as among the leading objects of the
Side 21 - PRAYER. We praise thee, O God ; We acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father
Side 38 - the enlargement of the canals between the Valley of the Mississippi and the Atlantic, as of great Military, National, and Commercial importance. We believe that such enlargement, to the capacity of passing gunboats from the Mississippi to Lake Michigan, and from the Atlantic to and from the Great Lakes, will furnish the cheapest and
Side 231 - It could at one blow sweep our commerce from the entire chain of waters. Such a fleet would have it in its power to inflict a loss to be reckoned only by hundreds of millions of dollars, so vast is the wealth thus exposed to the depredations of a
Side 52 - of Missouri, offered the following resolution : Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are due and are hereby tendered to the President, for the able,
Side 240 - Bay—draining the largest extent of richest land, collecting the products of every clime, even the frigid, to bear the whole to market in the sunny South, and there to meet the products of the entire world. Such is the Mississippi. And who can calculate the aggregate of its advantages, and the magnitude of its future commercial results
Side 234 - is manifest by the enormous profits of the great railways, and the extravagant rates of transportation, showing that the quantity to be carried forward is so vast that carriers command their own terms. The warehouses and mammoth elevators of the Lake towns for the last two years have been crushed with freight;
Side 40 - restrictions ; and we should deprecate the placing this great national thoroughfare in the hands of any private corporation, or State. The work should be accomplished by National credit, and as soon as the cost is reimbursed to the National Treasury, should be as free as the Lakes to the commerce of the world.

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