To the Honorable the Senate and Assembly in Legislature Convened. The Memorial of the subscribers, Inhabitants of the County of St. Lawrence, respectfully sheweth:-. Your petitioners desire to approach your body as the citizens of the state, divested of sectional feelings, to urge the propriety and benefit of uniting the Erie canal with waters of the St. Lawrence. we appear as advocates of the Black River Canal. We wish to be disconnected in our commercial and agricultural intercourse, as we are in our civil and political privileges, from our Canadian neighbors. We wish the trade of the St. Lawrence to be turned to the city of New York, and by opening a canal from Ogdensburgh through the county of St. Lawrence to the Erie Canal, the product. AMERICANA. - PETITION. BLACK RIVER CANAL. 1827.
To the Honorable the Senate and Assembly in Legislature Convened. The Memorial of the subscribers, Inhabitants of the County of St. Lawrence, respectfully sheweth:-. Your petitioners desire to approach your body as the citizens of the state, divested of sectional feelings, to urge the propriety and benefit of uniting the Erie canal with waters of the St. Lawrence. we appear as advocates of the Black River Canal. We wish to be disconnected in our commercial and agricultural intercourse, as we are in our civil and political privileges, from our Canadian neighbors. We wish the trade of the St. Lawrence to be turned to the city of New York, and by opening a canal from Ogdensburgh through the county of St. Lawrence to the Erie Canal, the product

To the Honorable the Senate and Assembly in Legislature Convened. The Memorial of the subscribers, Inhabitants of the County of St. Lawrence, respectfully sheweth:-. Your petitioners desire to approach your body as the citizens of the state, divested of sectional feelings, to urge the propriety and benefit of uniting the Erie canal with waters of the St. Lawrence. we appear as advocates of the Black River Canal. We wish to be disconnected in our commercial and agricultural intercourse, as we are in our civil and political privileges, from our Canadian neighbors. We wish the trade of the St. Lawrence to be turned to the city of New York, and by opening a canal from Ogdensburgh through the county of St. Lawrence to the Erie Canal, the product

Np. Np. [1827]. three 4to Sheets joined, folding, opening to 91x 20 cm (36"x 8"), first sheet printed, the rest contains 123 signatures, folding creases, very good to fine condition, rare. (cgc) Construction commenced on the Black River Canal ten years after this Petition and was completed in 1855 in its entire length - 35 miles with 109 locks. It opened up the County of St. Lawrence of northern New York State for trade and was functional to the 1920's but declared an abandoned waterway in 1925. Item #37201

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