The Canadian Canals: Their History and Cost, with an Inquiry Into the Policy Necessary to Advance the Well-being of the Province

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Rollo & Adam, 1865 - 191 sider
 

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Side 171 - Fifty thousand men, accustomed to the profession of arms, were at once thrown on the world : and experience seemed to warrant the belief that this change would produce much misery and crime, that the discharged veterans would be seen begging in every street, or that they would be driven by hunger to pillage.
Side 16 - Territory, and the improvements required for the development of the trade of the Great West with the seaboard, are regarded by this Conference as subjects of the highest importance to the Federated Provinces, and shall be prosecuted at the earliest possible period that the stale of the finances will permit.
Side 171 - In a few months there remained not a trace indicating that the most formidable army in the world had just been absorbed into the mass of the community.
Side 168 - What the State of Illinois asks is a direct trade between the northwestern States and Liverpool, on the plea "that the increasing volume of business cannot be maintained without recourse to the natural outlet of the lakes.
Side 168 - America is drained by4 the St. Lawrence, which furnishes for the country bordering upon the Lakes a natural highway to the Sea. Through its deep channel must pass the agricultural productions of the vast Lake region. The commercial spirit of the age forbids that international jealousy should interfere with great natural thoroughfares, and the Governments of Great Britain and the United States will appreciate this spirit and cheerfully yield to its influence. The great avenue to the Atlantic through^the...
Side 174 - Government, we could not quarrel with them for exercising it. Now that difficulty was swept away ; the very men who rejected the Militia Bill were, he believed, ready to do far more than had ever yet been proposed to put Canada in a state of defence. Even those who had been turned out were ready to join with them, seeing the necessity of being prepared. It was not, he believed, the wish of the Canadian people to throw the burden of their defence on this country ; they were prepared to take their...
Side 70 - We have now arrived at that period in the history of the Province when the improvements were carried on systematically and simultaneously. In opening the first United Parliament, 15th of June, 1841, Lord Sydenharn dwelt on the improvements in the navigation, promising the Imperial guarantee to the loan required " to effect them.
Side 147 - The corn crop," as Mr. SB Ruggles remarked recently in Chicago, " is condensed and reduced in bulk by feeding it into an animal form, more portable. The hog eats the corn, and Europe eats the hog. Corn thus becomes incarnate ; for what is a. hog, but fifteen or twenty bushels of corn on four legs ?
Side 61 - ... on the part of the projectors, it is scarcely possible to conceive. The public accounts show the cost of the work to be about six and a half millions of dollars. The original estimate was £26,000, or $1 04,000. The first idea of the route was to run up the natural waters of the Welland River or Chippewa Creek, and to pass across the township of Thorold, tunnelling through the high ridge of land about a mile and a half wide, and then proceeding direct by Canal to the brow of the high land. The...
Side 62 - Ganal, to admit boats of from 20 to 40 tons, and at the game time defining the route. The capital was named at $160,000, being 3,000 shares of $50 each. The work was commenced on 30th November, 1824, ' and as a proof how little the subject had attracted public enterprise at the time,' says an official document, ' not half a dozen gentlemen of capital or influence in the district attended this ceremony.

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