Report of the Secretary of the Treasury; on the Subject of Public Roads and Canals
Gallatin was Secretary of the Treasury and in this Report urged that Congress spend over $16 million of taxpayer money on building road works and canals.
Report of the Secretary of the Treasury; on the Subject of Public Roads and Canals; made in pursuance of a Resolution of the Senate, of March 2, 1807 (Washington: R.C. Weightman, 1808).
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Table of Contents
- IN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
- In Senate of the United States.
- Treasury Department,
- GREAT CANALS, ALONG THE ATLANTIC SEA COAST.
- I.: Massachusetts Canal.
- II.: New Jersey Canal.
- III.: Delaware and Chesapeake Canal.
- IV.: Chesapeake and Albemarle.
- COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND WESTERN WATERS.
- I.: Santee.
- II.: The Lower or Great Falls of Roanoke.
- III.: James River.
- IV.: Potomac.
- V.: Susquehannah.
- VI.: Ohio.
- COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC RIVERS, AND THE RIVER ST. LAURENCE AND GREAT LAKES.
- I.: Hudson and Champlain, or Northern Navigation.
- II.: Mohawk and Ontario, or Western Navigation.
- III.: Niagara.
- INTERIOR CANALS.
- I.: Merrimack.
- II.: Schuylkill and Delaware.
- III.: Schuylkill and Susquehannah.
- IV.: Appomattox.
- V.: Neuse and Beaufort.
- VI.: Cape Fear River.
- VII.: New Orleans.
- TURNPIKE, OR ARTIFICIAL ROADS.
- RECAPITULATION AND RESOURCES.
- Circular Queries, By the Secretary of the Treasury, in order to obtain information.
- QUERIES RESPECTING CANALS.
- QUERIES RESPECTING ARTIFICIAL ROADS.
- Mr. Latrobe’s Communication.
- Of the improvement of the natural navigation of our rivers leading to the sea, and of canals cut parallel to them.
- Of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
- Mr. Fulton’s Communication.
- FOR EXAMPLE: