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House. Comm. On Roads and Railways. Report on the Board of Commissioners' report, 1828
SEE ALSO 51844, 51908, 51916 H.R. No. 48 On February 15, 1828, the Committee on Roads and Railways reported their findings. Railroads had assumed
a larger importance in the public mind. Building railways was cheaper than building canals and the speed of transport was faster than along canals.
The Committee thought the state should be bold and support both a track to Providence, Rhode Island and the line to Albany, New York, hence: An Act
to provide for Internal Improvement by Rail Roads, 1828. The Governor should appoint a Board of Internal Improvements to superintendent the state's
part in rail road building. These people would serve for no pay, but would receive expenses. The Board would hire two engineers to work in concert
with authorities in Rhode Island and New York to survey routes to Providence and Albany. The Board was authorized to receive any free land offered, hear
any building proposals, and make reports to the Governor. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   The Committee on roads and railways, to whom was referred the report of the Board of Commissioners for the survey of one or more routes for a railway from Boston to Albany, and also the report of the Board of Commissioners of internal improvements in relation to the examination of sundry routes for a railway from Boston to Providence, report ...
OCLC Number:   1370095764
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