REPORT OF SAMUEL B. RUGGLES, COMMISSIONER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, UNDER THE CONCARRENT RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE, OF APRIL 22, 1862, IN RESPECT TO THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE CANALS FOR NATIONAL PURPOSES

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Seite 15 - The naval force to be maintained upon the American lakes by His Majesty and the Government of the United States shall henceforth be confined to the following vessels on each side, that is — "On Lake Ontario, to one vessel, not exceeding one hundred tons burden, and armed with one eighteen-pound cannon. "On the upper lakes, to two vessels, not exceeding like burden each, and armed with like force.
Seite 40 - 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...
Seite 96 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be, and are hereby, instructed...
Seite 15 - All other armed vessels on these lakes shall be forthwith dismantled, and no other vessels of war shall be there built or armed. If either party should hereafter be desirous of annulling this stipulation, and should give notice to that effect to the other party, it shall cease to be binding after the expiration of six months from the date of such notice.
Seite 93 - Regarding the enlargement of the canals between the valley of the Mississippi and the Atlantic as of great national, commercial and military importance, and as tending to promote the development, prosperity and unity of our whole country, we invite a meeting of all those interested in the subject in Chicago, on the first Tuesday in June next. We especially ask the co-operation and aid of the Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, agricultural and business associations of the country.
Seite 69 - ... before them for enlarging the capacities of the great canals in New York and Illinois, as being of vital, and rapidly increasing importance to the whole nation, and especially to the vast interior region hereinafter to be noticed at some greater length. I...
Seite 69 - Pacific Railroad. And this suggests the earliest completion of this road, and also the favorable action of Congress upon the projects now pending before them for enlarging the capacities of the great canals in New York and Illinois, as being of vital and rapidly increasing importance to the whole nation, and especially to the vast interior region hereinafter to be noticed at some greater length.
Seite 15 - If either party should be hereafter desirous of annulling this stipulation, and should give notice to that effect to the other party, it shall cease to be binding after the expiration of six months from the date of such notice. "The naval force so to be limited shall be restricted to such service as will in no respect interfere with the proper duties of the armed vessels of the. other party.
Seite 22 - SEC- 4. On completing the said work on either of the said canals the Government of the United States shall have the perpetual right of passage through the canals thus enlarged or built, free from toll or charge, for its vessels of war, boats, gun-boats, transports, troops, supplies or munitions of war, subject to the general regulations prescribed by the State from time to time for the navigation of its canals.
Seite 21 - ... in part, upon the Erie and the Oswego Canals, including any necessary alteration of said canals or their structures, to a size sufficient to pass vessels adequate to the defense of the northern and northwestern lakes, the canal board shall without delay put such work under contract in the manner now required by law, to be constructed and completed at the earliest practicable period, without serious interruption to navigation, with power, in the discretion of the canal board, to direct the. construction...

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