Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890

Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890

Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890

Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890

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Prompted by these actual observations, I could not help taking a more contemplative and extensive view of the vast inland navigation of these United States, and could not but be struck with the immense diffusion and importance of it; and with the goodness of that Providence which has dealt his favours to us with so profuse a hand. Would to God we may have wisdom enough to improve them.

George Washington, in a letter of 1783 . . .

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