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Joint Special Comm. on the Petitions of Robert G. Shaw. Report on bridge repairs, 1841
House No. 40 A Joint Special Committee heard petitions from several hundred people about bridge repairs and tolls and reported: The bridges had
been a problem for years. The Warren Bridge was going to pieces and the Charles River Bridge could not be used at all. The long, drawn-out court case
over the Warren Bridge was done, so it was time to fix the problem. An Act relating to the Charles River Bridge and Warren Bridge. The Treasurer
would issue scrip for $25,000 at 5%, with the chance to redeem the same after two years. The money would be used to repair the Charles River Bridge once
its proprietors gave up their interest to the state. When fixed, it would be a toll bridge long enough to pay the expenses of repair and to build a
repair fund. When it was operational, repairs were to begin on the Warren Bridge, with an agent hired to fix it and run it as a toll bridge until the
expenses were recouped. The Committee hoped to make the bridges free at the end of two years. Either Boston or Charlestown could take over the
bridges with appropriate financial arrangements. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The joint special committee, to which were referred the petitions of Robert G. Shaw, and 931 others, Samuel S. Reynolds, and 371 others, inhabitants of Charlestown, N.A. Thompson, and 131 others, Samuel Dorr and others, Caleb Eddy and others, praying that Warren Bridge and Charles River Bridge may be repaired, and both opened for public travel; also, the Remonstrance of Dexter Bowman and 65 others, of Charlestown, against laying a toll on Warren Bridge, respectfully report ...
OCLC Number:   1422022101
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