report of the committee on statistics for the city of chicago submitted to the national convention

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Side 34 - EXERCISED. This power has been repeatedly exercised by Congress ; — for example, in the construction of the National Road, which was the first commodious channel of communication between the Valley of the Mississippi and the sea-board ; in subscriptions to various canals, — the Louisville and Portland, the Delaware and Chesapeake, the Potomac and Ohio, and the Dismal Swamp canals ; and more recently in the munificent grant of bonds and lands in aid of the construction of the Pacific railroad...
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 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 34 - ... 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, and the Government itself, all have a direct interest in the result. It is a measure whose benefits are not to be circumscribed by State lines, but one which connects three distinct systems of navigation, and renders them available for external and internal commerce, for national unity, and military defense....
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 11 - West, has rendered the free navigation of the Mississippi a matter of secondary importance. " The heated waters of a tropical sea, destructive to most of our articles of export, a malarious climate, shunned 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,...
Side 38 - ... congress, not only is of vast importance, but is a necessity. Upon its execution may depend the safety of our northern frontier. No frontier is more assailable or more in need of protection from possible foes. Great Britain occupies the northern portion of the continent, with a territory coterminous with our own, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific. She has constructed a series of short canals around the rapids of the St. Lawrence, with locks 45 feet wide...
Side 17 - This vast region is traversed from north to south, first, on the Pacific side, by the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains, then by the Blue and Humboldt ; on the east, by the double ranges of the Rocky Mountains, embracing the...

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