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

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Side 233 - 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 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 241 - Atlantic harbors, arises from a want of acquaintance with the lakes and the commerce upon them, and an inability to believe the facts in relation to that commerce, when truly stated. It is not easy for one, familiar with the lakes and the lake commerce, to realize the degree of incredulity, as to the magnitude and importance of both, which is found in the minds of honest and wellinformed men, residing in remote portions of the Union, and having no personal acquaintance with either; while I do not...
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 ?
Side 94 - 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 232 - 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 21 - Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage. Govern them and lift them up for ever. Day by day we magnify thee, and we worship thy name ever world without end.
Side 240 - The junction of the two great systems of waters which occupy so much of our country, the Northern Lakes on the one hand, and the Mississippi River and its tributaries on the other, appeared to me to be an object of that character, and Chicago the proper point for effecting (he union ; and near thirty years ago I wrote and published articles in a St.
Side 240 - ... essential qualities of open navigation. Speed, distance, cheapness, magnitude of cargoes, are all there, and without the perils of the sea from storms and enemies. The steamboat is the ship of the river, and finds in the Mississippi and its tributaries the amplest theatre for the diffusion and the display of its power. Wonderful river ! Connected with seas by the head and by...

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