The Necessity of a Ship-canal Between the East and the West

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Side 35 - Lands intersected by a narrow frith Abhor each other. Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations, who had else Like kindred drops been mingled into one.
Side 34 - ... markets of the world, furnishing to navigating interests the outward-bound freight as well as the return cargo, conferring a direct benefit on the national finances; and when the proceeds of these products were traced through all the ramifications of trade, it was evident that not merely the citizens of one state, but the western producer, the consumer at home and abroad, the navigator, the importer, the consumer of foreign fabrics, and the Government itself, all had a direct interest in the...
Side 38 - Kingston, with locks 3.3 feet wide and 142 feet long, and although the channel is only 5 1-2 feet deep, yet it is capable of passing a dangerous vessel when buoyed up by lighters. She has a formidable fortress and depot of military and naval stores at Kingston, on Lake Ontario, another at Maiden, at...
Side 38 - ... a dangerous vessel when buoyed up by lighters. She has a formidable fortress and depot of military and naval stores at Kingston, on Lake Ontario, another at Maiden, at the mouth of the Detroit river, and a third at Penetanguishene, on Georgian Bay, besides forts more or less impregnable at Toronto, Niagara, Port Stanley, Windsor and Port Sarnia. Most of these points are intersected by railways, by which a large force can be rapidly concentrated. To oppose these formidable preparations, we have...
Side 6 - Mexico; the other expanding into a gulf many hundreds of miles in extent before it becomes merged in the ocean. These rivers are as diverse in character as in direction. The Mississippi is the longer, but the St. Lawrence discharges the greater volume of water. The one abounds in difficult rapids, the other in stupendous cataracts — the one is subject to great fluctuations, the other preserves an almost unvarying level. The waters of the one are turbid; those of the other possess an almost crystal...
Side 45 - In conclusion, your Committee would state, that this is an enterprise which, in whatever light it is viewed, ought to commend itself to the favorable consideration of the country. In its lowest sense, as a mere pecuniary investment, the bonds of the United States, based on the tolls of the canal, would command the confidence of capitalists. As a commercial scheme, it would enhance the value of the public lands, and communicate a stimulus to agriculture, which would be felt to the farthest verge of...
Side 17 - Sound, to the 30° 30' parallel, and from the 102d degree of longitude west of Greenwich, to the Pacific Ocean, embracing portions of Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, all of New Mexico, with Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington Territories.
Side 33 - ... to promote by authorized means improvements friendly to agriculture, to manufactures, and to external as well as internal commerce; to favor in like manner the advancement of science and the diffusion of information as the best aliment to true liberty; to carry on...
Side 39 - ... for aggressive or defensive purposes ; nor can the number, under the treaty stipulations of 1817, be increased beyond one more on the Upper Lakes, one on Lake Ontario, and one on Lake Champlain.
Side 3 - Government only such powers as were necessary to provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare of all the. people of the United States.

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