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Refers to Canal-Building Efforts from the Potomac River

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Samuel Hodgdon Letterbook, 1798-99 view image
Document Information
Date March 12, 1799
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James Brindley (primary)
Summary Refers to previous agreement about canal from Potomac. Suggests utilizing the islands in the rivers to build dams to control water if the canal doesn't work, saving time and expense at the cost of the public. Encourages him to address the Secretary of War for money.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups James Brindley; Samuel Hodgdon; James McHenry;
Related Places Philadelphia; Harper's Ferry; Potomac;
Keywords Canal; Island; Dam;
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