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House. Comm. on the Charles River Bridges. Report, 1828
SEE ALSO 51947 H.R. No. 45 On February 12, 1828, a committee which had been considering buying out the Charles River and West Boston bridges
submitted a report. Resolved: to offer the Proprietors of the Charles River and West Boston bridges $150,000 each payable in treasury certificates at 4 1/2%
quarterly paid off by the tolls. When the payments were completed, the bridge toll then would be only enough for maintenance of the bridges. A Mr.
Washburn offered a total amendment. The proprietors of each bridge would continue to enjoy their franchise, with no other bridges built, for eight
years, after which they would turn over the bridges to the state. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   The committee to whom was referred the report of a special committee of this House, in relation to a negociation with the proprietors of the several bridges over Charles River, with instructions to inquire into the expediency of proposing a definite sum to be given to the proprietors of Charles River Bridge and also to the proprietors of West Boston Bridge, for a relinquishment of their rights in those several charters to the Commonwealth, payable in four and a half per cent stock, out of the tolls of the bridges, have had that subject under consideration and ask leave to report the following resolves ...
OCLC Number:   1370095809
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