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US Govt. Documents: Ho. of Reps., 29th Congress, 1st Session. Rep. No.676. Improvement of the Mississippi River [To Accompany Bill H.R. No. 67]. May 4, 1846.

Smith, Robert. (Report from The Committee on Roads and Canals)

Published by Washington, DC U. S. Government. ., 1846
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10 pp. 8vo. The Committee on Roads and Canals had been referred a bill regarding the Des Moines and Rock River Rapids. In this report the Committee disposes of the constitutional argument whereby the Federal government has the right to make improvements on the Mississippi River. The retail cost of the vast quantities of lead mined in the State of Illinois and the Territories of Iowa and Wisconsin are augmented 25% by the need to pass these rapids at low water level. Also lost is the excessive cost and wastage of wheat and other produce due to seasonal need to pass the rapids. The value of local Federal and other lands is hence substantially reduced by the impact of the rapids. Tolls and local initiative are inadequate to the task. The committee recommends appropriation for the work in clearing the rapids and dredging by the Federal government. Appended is the engineering study supporting the feasibility of the project. Included tables document the required excavation. Minor spotting and offsetting. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 8274

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Title: US Govt. Documents: Ho. of Reps., 29th ...

Publisher: Washington, DC U. S. Government. .

Publication Date: 1846

Binding: Removed.

Edition: First Edition.

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