Proceedings of the National Ship-Canal Convention, Held at the City of Chicago, June 2 and 3, 1863

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Side 231 - At all the watery margins they have been present. Not only on the deep sea, the broad bay, and the rapid river, but also up the narrow, muddy bayou, and wherever the ground was a little damp, they have been and made their tracks.
Side 226 - I have told the Ministers repeatedly that a naval superiority on the lakes is a sine qua non of success in war on the frontier of Canada...
Side 57 - Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day — Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Side 21 - WE praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein ; To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth ; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy glory.
Side 22 - THURBER offered the following preamble and resolutions, which were referred to the Committee on...
Side 92 - States; and are moving, not to a local market, but to the markets of the world ; furnishing to the navigating interest the outward-bound freight as well as the return cargo, and conferring a direct benefit on the national finances; and when the proceeds of these products are traced through all the ramifications of trade, it is evident that it is not simply the citizen of one State, but the Western producer, the consumer at home and abroad, the navigator, the importer, the consumer of foreign fabrics,...
Side 3 - as of great national, commercial, and military importance, and as tending to promote the development, prosperity, and unity of our whole country.
Side 230 - There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for war.
Side 71 - ... by every Northerner for at least one-half of the year, and a detour in the voyage of over 3,000 miles in a direct line to the markets of the world, — these considerations have been sufficiently powerful to divert the great flow of animal and vegetable food from the South to the East. Up to 1860, the West found a local market for an inconsiderable portion of her bread-stuffs and provisions in the South ; but, after supplying this local demand, the amount which was exported from New Orleans was...
Side 50 - 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 ?

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