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"Letter of the Secretary of War to the Committee on Commerce of the Senate"

MS028.05.004.005 (RS196038)

Description

Sent by the Secretary of War WM. Belknap, this letter summarizes the advantages of a canal between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay. Following Belknap's letter, the Chief of Engineers, General A. A. Humphreys sent letter describing the history of the canal and estimating the construction time and costs associated with it. Lastly, there is a letter from a member of the Board of Internal Improvement regarding another reconnaissance trip to Cape Cod area before the construction begins on the canal.

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Details

Collection Name
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection
Collection Code
MS028
Dates
1870-05-20
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 letter; 5.75 x 9 inches; 24 pages
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
GUSN
292870
Reference Code
MS028.05.004.005

Record details

Originator
Belknap, William W. (Author)
War Department (Printer)
Other People
Belknap, WM. W.
Foster, John G. (John Gray), 1823-1874
Humphreys, A.A.
Sullivan, John L.
Other Organizations
Board of Internal Improvement
Massachusetts. General Court. Senate
Descriptive Terms
canals
construction (assembling)
costs
engineers
history (discipline)
land surveys
letters (correspondence)
publications
Material Type
letters (signs)
Places
Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]
Cape Cod Bay (Massachusetts) [bay]
Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts) [bay]
Location Note
Folder 3.4

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