A Congressional History of Railways in the United States to 1850, المجلد 3،العدد 2

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University of Wisconsin, 1908 - 273 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 64 - These inquiries have led the Committee to believe that the substitution of inanimate for animal power, in draught on common roads, is one of the most important improvements in the means of internal communication ever introduced.
الصفحة 96 - Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of...
الصفحة 94 - Already does the spirit of monopoly begin to exhibit its natural propensities in attempts to exact from the public, for services which it supposes can not be obtained on other terms, the most extravagant compensation. If these claims be persisted in, the question may arise whether a combination of citizens, acting under charters of incorporation from the states, can, by a direct refusal or the demand of an exorbitant...
الصفحة 20 - I particularly invite again their attention to the expediency of exercising their existing powers, and, where necessary, of resorting to the prescribed mode of enlarging them, in order to effectuate a comprehensive system of roads and canals, such as will have the effect of drawing more closely together every part of our country, by promoting intercourse and improvements and by increasing the share of every part in the common stock of national prosperity.
الصفحة 36 - The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines, from one city to another, almost as fast as birds fly, fifteen or twenty miles an hour.
الصفحة 83 - ... and the application of steam power we have a reasonable prospect that the extreme parts of our country will be so much approximated and those most isolated by the obstacles of nature rendered so accessible as to remove an apprehension sometimes entertained that the great extent of the Union would endanger its permanent existence.
الصفحة 162 - Scioto River and in such situations as shall best promote the utility of a road to be opened by him on the most eligible route, between Wheeling and Limestone...
الصفحة 182 - April 30 of that year, provided that the twentieth part — or 5 per cent, of the net proceeds of the sale of public lands lying...
الصفحة 157 - An act to reduce the rates of postage, to limit the use and correct the abuse of the franking privilege, and for the prevention of frauds on the revenues of the post-office department...
الصفحة 85 - So many and so important are the advantages which these States would derive from the general adoption of the proposed railways that they ought, in my humble opinion, to become an object of primary attention to the National Government. The insignificant sum of two or three thousand dollars would be adequate to give the project a fair trial. On the success of this experiment a plan should be digested, " a general system of internal communication and conveyance...

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