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Smith, A. G. (fl. 1851) to John Cotton Mather

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03769.002 Author/Creator: Smith, A. G. (fl. 1851) Place Written: Utica, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 March 1851 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 19 x 22.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes as the agent for the Utica Iron Manufacturing Company. Describes the collapse of the dock of his company on the Erie Canal. Advises that work should be done to fix it this spring before navigation opens. Reports that they intend to send 5,000 tons of freight in the coming season and because of the increased business, he believes the canal company should build their own permanent dock. Addressed to Mather as the Canal Commissioner, Albany, New York.

People: Mather, John C. (John Cotton)., 1813-1882
Smith, A. G., fl. 1851

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Science and TechnologyIndustryCanalsCommerceInfrastructure

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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