Report Select Committee Transportation Routes to Seaboard 1881 Canals rails wate

Report Select Committee Transportation Routes to Seaboard 1881 Canals rails wate

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Report Select Committee Transportation Routes to Seaboard 1881 Canals rails wate
 
Report of the Select Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard with appendix 1881 Approx 490 pages.  Fold out maps.  Many charts and tables.  Canals and waterways, Double track freight raiwlays, transportation to the seboard, the Lorraine Tunnel, shipments fo wheat, wheat flour, corn, rye, oats and barley from Buffalo by rail and by canal 1858-1872; rates of pay English Railway Companies, iron ore beds on line of road - comparative cost with other through double track lines, MUCH more.  
The Select Committee appointed "to investigate and report upon the subject of transportation between the interior and the seaboard" submit the following report :
On the 16th of December, 1872, the Senate of the United States adopted the following preamble and resolution :
"Whereas the productions of our country have increased much more rapidly than the means of transportation, and the growth of population and products will in the near future demand additional facilities, and cheaper ones, to reach tide-water; and
"Whereas in his recent message the President of the United Staten invites the attention of Congress to the fact that ' it will be called upon at its present session to consider various enterprises for the more certain and cheaper transportation of the constantly increasing Western and Southern products to the Atlantic seaboard,' and further says 'the subject is one that will force itself upon the legislative branch of the Government sooner or later, and I suggest, therefore, that immediate steps be taken to gain all available information to insure equitable and just legislation ; I would therefore suggest either a committee or a commission to be authorized to consider this whole question, and to report to Congress at some future day, for its better guidance in legislating on this important subject:' Therefore,
"Resolved, That a committee of seven be appointed, to whom shall be referred that part of the President's message relating to transportation-routes to the seaboard."
And on the 26th day of March, 1872, the following resolution was passed by the Senate.
"Resolved, That the Select Committee on Transportation-Routes to the Seaboard be authorized to sit at such places as they may designate during the recess, and to investigate and report upon the subject of transportation between the interior and the seaboard; that they have power to employ a clerk and stenographer, and to send for persons and papers; and that the actual and necessary expenses attending such investigation be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman of said committee."

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