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Project for the construction of a railroad to the Pacific through British territories

Project for the construction of a railroad to the Pacific through British territories

with Report of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Canada thereupon, 30th August, 1851, to whom was referred, after its 2nd reading on the 2nd day of July, 1851, the bill authorising the incorporation of a company with power to construct such road.

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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Canada.,
  • Transportation -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Commerce.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesCIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 35328.
    ContributionsCanada. Legislature. Legislative Assembly. Standing Committee on Railroads, Canals and Telegraph Lines.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination36 p.
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16942225M
    ISBN 100665353286

    The proposed line — 1, km longer than the first US transcontinental — represented an enormous expenditure for a nation of only three and a half million people. His crews laid an average of a mile and half 2. The outbreak of the Civil War finally broke the stalemate. Length and cost of construction of the railways in Bolivia, c. Recognizing a moneymaking opportunity, two companies took up the challenge.

    He demonstrated its feasibility, laid the foundation of flourishing settlements, and some of the people whom he led from Nauvoo helped to redeem California from Mexican rule, found the gold in that country, and printed the first newspaper on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. Bands of these vile wretches sometimes entered the quiet city on the banks of the Jordan [Salt Lake City], and sought to erect there the gambling hells and whiskey shops without which they could scarcely exist. Their deportment, like that of the Chinese on Central Pacific, was orderly. Cass had been a vice-president and director of the Pennsylvania Railroadand would lead the Northern Pacific through some of its most difficult times. Provisions had been purchased on credit, in anticipation of the monthly payments from UP. I paid them a dollar a day for work, but the next season I shall probably have to pay them at higher rates.

    For the previous three years the financial house of Jay Cooke and Company had been throwing money into the construction of the Northern Pacific. Following his return from a mission to Europe, he was ordained an apostle though not a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles on February 4,then returned to Europe as president of the Church missions there. A second point of interest to be noted in this group of eight men is the high ecclesiastical standing. At twenty he was filling a mission to Great Britain, and upon his return home in he was among a group of heroic men who pushed their way through bitter cold and deep snow to rescue a handcart company that had gotten stranded on its way to Utah. However, he did not mourn for long.


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Project for the construction of a railroad to the Pacific through British territories Download PDF Ebook

Catherine Moore Campbell of Wilmington, N. From untilHenry Villard returned to the board of directors. Hogg then sent the construction crews miles farther east, where they built a dozen miles of grade in the Malheur River Canyon to hold that vital passage for his railroad as well.

For the next four years, until the return of the Villard group, Harris worked at improving the property and ending its tangled relationship with the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. He resigned a months later due to impaired health. Hurricane Katrina cut this rail route in Louisiana in This may have been a miscarriage or an unsuccessful childbirth.

Asa Whitney

Known as the "Pacific Railroad" when it opened, this served as a vital link for trade, commerce, and travel and opened up vast regions of the Project for the construction of a railroad to the Pacific through British territories book American heartland for settlement.

Acworth, which in May recommended the nationalization of all railways except the CPR. No expense was spared and the list of dignitaries included Frederick Billings, Ulysses S. Oakes was Project for the construction of a railroad to the Pacific through British territories book forced out as receiver, but not before three separate courts were claiming jurisdiction over the Northern Pacific's bankruptcy.

This and point number 2 included a boycott of local nonMormon merchants, and anyone dealing with them "should be cut off from the Church. With a map, etc. With the route over the coast range completed Hogg then turned his attention eastward, with West Albany reached in September That same year the company built a large shop complex at Edison, Washington now part of south Tacoma.

Recruiting Mormon workers to fulfill the railroad contracts was an important aspect of this. To resolve the situation, the Huanchaca Company purchased the railway rights through a loan in England. By the railroad company's land policies changed, after it was judged a costly mistake to have sold much of the land at wholesale prices.

In early September, the line neared completion. In this connection it is interesting to note that years earlier the Mormon leader had declared that if the government did not build the railroad, Utah would, if granted statehood.

One day the Chinamen, appreciating the situation, put in what is called a 'grave' on their work, and when the Irishmen right under them were all at work let go their blast and buried several of our men.

Harriman was the first to approach the Burlington's aging leader, the irascible Charles Elliott Perkins. Pacific coast with one or more of the railroads of the nation's eastern trunk line rail systems operating between the Missouri or Mississippi Rivers and the U.

In the domestic trade, the railroad moved the flour produced in Cochabamba for imported flour in the markets of La Paz and Oruro.

Under the Act, railways that were longer than 75 miles km were eligible to receive a government grant that guaranteed interest of up to 6 per cent on half its bonds once half of the railway had been completed.

Under Brigham Young's direction, the School of the Prophets, suggests Arrington, had seven major tasks to perform, to help Utahns adjust properly to the coming of the railroad: 1 Minimize the dangers from the influx of railroad workers and hangers-on.

Their deportment, like that of the Chinese on Central Pacific, was orderly. Although it would have made sense for the GTR to co-operate with the Canadian Northern company, mutual jealousies made such co-operation difficult. Clark Co. A family history relates that at ten years of age the boy was off playing somewhere the day his father's family fled from their home in Nauvoo.Transcript of Pacific Railway Act () CHAP.

CXX. — An Act to aid in the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the Use of the same for Postal, Military, and Other Purposes.

A Project for a Railroad to the Pacific. Asa Whitney. G. W Objections to the project with the answers to themthat too much may be gained. Report of the Committee of Congress with an Appendix. Mr Whitneys memorial A table showing the number of vessels amount of tonnage and crews belonging to British possessions and employed in.

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