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vegetating under an unnatural and cruel culture, in a soil the exhaustion of fuel occasioned by the great increase capable of producing good fruit, be supplanted by the of steam engines. development of that germ of virtue, which, if not de. The first squadron of boats, loaded with coal, arrived stroyed, is sufficient under Providence, to restore in at tide water on the 5th instant. Fifty tons of this coal some degree the likeness in which man was made, and have been consigned to the Messrs. Townsends, which to lead to present and to future happiness.
will afford our citizens an opportunity of testing its qua: The philanthropist and the statesman may here con- lity. cur. He who desires the welfare of all mankind, and From gentlemen who have recently been through on he who only seeks to arrange the movement of a com- the whole line of the canal, we learn that the work bas munity so as to produce security and peace, will equally been executed in the most permanent manner, and that find his purpose promoted. And even the most rigid in its construction, durability and economy are judicious. economist, looking only to the pecuniary cost, (if any ly combined. This canal is 32 to 36 feet wide, upon such there be) will have nothing to object. The ex- the water line, and has 4 feet depth of water. The locks pense of maintaining a refuge, is not greater than the are 76 feet in length between the gates, and 9 feet wide. expense of maintaining a jail
. The amount required to the boats are estimated to carry 25 to 30 tons. support its inmates, is less than the cost of an equal From the mouth of the Rondout, where it connects number in prison. And if, enlarging his view, he recol with the Hudson, to Port Jervis, near the Delaware river, lects, that those who begin their days in a jail, most is a distance of 59 miles; on this section are 60 lift locks commonly become a burthen for life, subsisted by the and one guard lock, of hammered stone, laid chiefly in public while in, and by plunder when out; whereas the hydraulic cement. There are also one aqueduct over Refuge, working a reform, enables them to support the Neversink river 224 feet in length, upon stone piers themselves, and to contribute something to the general and abutments; one over the Rondout entirely of stone expenses of society; that the one enlarges the sources upon two arches, one of 60 and the other of 50 feet of crime, and swells the streams that flow from it, and chord; and ten others, of various dimensions, upon stone the other seeks to diminish the fountain of iniquity, and piers and abutments, over lateral streams; 15 culverts dry up its noxious issues; he will be convinced that a of stone, and 93 bridges having stone abutments and just economy walks hand in hand with charity and poli. wing walls. cy.
Port Jervis is less than a mile from Carpenter point, That considerations like these will eventually obtain formed by the junction of the Neversink and Delaware for the Refuge a much larger support from the treasury | rivers, and at which point, the states of New York and of the state or the county, we have no doubt. But the New Jersey, corner upon Pennsylvania. Port Jervis present object is to put it into operation, upon a scale affords a view of the territory of three states and also of of usefulness that will be creditable to those with whom the Delaware river and the fertile valley of the Never. it originated. The state and the county have contribu. sink. ted twenty thousand dollars towards the building, and From this point, the line of the canal is carried along have provided a revenue for supporting the establish on the east side of the Delaware, to a point opposite ment of five thousand dollars a year for five years, ma- the mouth of the Lackawaxen river. At this place a king a total of forty-five thousand dollars. Individuals dam has been erected across the Delaware, by means of have given about twelve thousand dollars. Money is which the canal is fed, and boats cross the river. From now wanted, and the managers, having exhausted their McCarty's point, which is formed by the junction of the efforts to proceed as they would wish, with the means Lackawaxen with the Delaware, the canal follows up which have been placed at their disposal, are compelled the valley of the Lackawaxen, 25 miles, to the forks of again to appeal to your enlightened charity.
the Dyberry, at which point the canal terminates, and If at this moment you should see a destitute and help where a thriving village is already established, called less child approaching the brink of a precipice, and Honesdale. know that its ignorant steps would in a few moments On the Delawar section of 22 miles, there are wooden lead it to destruction, would you not reach forth your locks, and on the Lackawaxen section of 25 miles, are hand to save it? Many are on their way to that yawning 37 locks of the same description. These locks are se, monster, a jail, which devours all that is sound and cured by a substantial dry stone wall, and so constructed healthful in their nature, and fills the vacant space with that the wooden lining can be taken out and replaced, corruption. Will you not, from your abundance, give without disturbing the rest of the lock. something to save them from imminent ruin, and your
Honesdale, where the canal terminates, is 16 miles selves from the infliction you must suffer from them, or distant from the coal region. Over this 16 miles, the will you allow the mischief to spread and grow till coal is to be transported upon a rail road, which is al some other hand shall check it?
ready in great fowardness. The structure of the rail It was said of an eminent heathen sage, that he brought road is of timber, with iron plates securely fastened to philosophy from the clouds, and fixed her abode among to weigh nearly 366 tons. The railway is to be furnish
estimated men. The Christian's philosoplay comes from heaven, brought by no mortal hands, but freely given to man for ed with 5 stationary and 5 locomotive steam engines.his own benefit and guidance. It teaches us that chari. It is estimated that this rail road and its appendages will ty is like unto the duty enjoined by the “first and great engines for the rail road were taken up as soon as the car
transport 540 tons per day, in one direction. The steam commandment."
nal waa navigable; and it is expected the rail road will
be in operation as early as June next. From the Albany Argus.
The rail road terminates at Carbondale, on the LackaDELAWARE AND HUDSON CANAL.
wana river, where several hundred tons of coal have al
ready been quarried, and transported to the canal by The public seem scarcely aware that a canal, one hun. rail road. dred and six miles in length, commencing at the tide The coal of the Lackawana has been tested, and water near Kingston, and terminating at Honesdale, in proves to be of the first quality for working iron, as Pennsylvania, has been completed since July, 1825; and well as for the ordinary purposes of fuel. As to quan. that this great work has been accomplished principally tity, there can be no reasonable doukt on the subject. by the enterprise and perseyerance of an individual com- A visit to Carbondale, and the coal region in its vicinity, pany: As the channel for conveying coal to the navi- will satisfy any person that the supply is inevbaustible, gable waters of the Hudson, this canal must be regarded and the canal being now completed, and the rail road as an improvement of incalculable importance to the nearly finished, our citizens in the cities and villages pe blic; if not of indispensable necessity, in supplying bordering upon the Hudson may cangratulate themselves
upon the facilities offered by this great highway for ob- To all whom these presents shall come, certifies and makes taining an inexhaustible supply of fuel.
That, at an election held in and for the state of PennELECTORAL COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA. sylvania, on Friday, the thirty-first day of October, in
the present year, the following named persons were duWe have received, and take this opportunity of ly elected, and returned to be Electors of President and publishing, “The Minutes of the College of Electors of Vice President of the United States, for the term of the State of Pennsylvania,” for the purpose of exhibit- four years next ensuing the fourth of March in the year
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, agreeably ing the mode of proceeding in that important business. to the laws and constitution of the United States, and of Wednesday, December 3, 1828.
the state of Pennsylvania, that is to say: John B. Gibson, This day, agreeably to the provisions of the constitu- William Findlay, Edward King, John Lisle, Jacob Holtion and laws of the United States, and of the common. gate, Samuel Humes, Sen. John W. Cunningham, Geo. wealth of Pennsylvania, the Electoral College convened G. Leiper, Henry Sheetz, Adam Ritscher, David Hotin the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol, in pursuance tenstein, Peter Frailey, Francis Baird, Henry Winters, of a resolution of the Senate of the commonwealth of William Thompson, Leonard Rupert, Jacob Gearhart, Pennsylvania, of which the following is an extract from George Barnitz, Jacob Heyser, John Harper, John M. their journal:
Snowden, Robert Scott, John Scott, William Piper, VaIN THE SENATE.
lentine Geisy, James Gordon, Henry Allsbouse, and December 2, 1828.
James Duncan. Whereas the act of second February, 1802, provides
Given under my hand and the great seal of the that the electors of president and vice president of the
State, at Harrisburg, this third day of December, United States, shall meet at the seat of government on
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hunthe first Wednesdays in December, succeeding the
dred and twenty-eight, and of the commonwealth election.
(By the Governor.) Therefore, having understood, that they are now in
C. BLYTHE, attendance, Resolved by the Senate of the Common.
Secretary of the Commonwealth. wealth of Pennsylvania, that the Electors be, and they (The other two certificate which follow, are verbatim the are hereby invited to convene in the Senate Chamber
same as the foregoing.) in the State Capitol, on to-morrow at ten o'clock.
On motion, Ordered, that the names of the Electors Extract from the Journal,
be called over by the secretary, from the official lists JOHN DE PUI, C. S.
furnished by the executive, to ascertain the absentees, On motion of Mr. John Scott and Mr. Leiper, Wil
Which having been done, Liam Findlay was unanimously appointed President.
It appeared that all the electors were present. Whereupon, he returned his thanks to the Electoral
On motion, College for the honour conferred on him. On motion of Mr. King and Mr. Cunningham, Mr; den, were appointed tellers to officiate at the election
Mr. John W. Cunningham, and John M. Snow. John De Pui was appointed Secretary to the Electoral for president and vice president of the United States. College.
On motion of John B. Gibson, and John W. CunningOn motion, Messrs. Scott, William Piper and George ham, the certificates of the election of a President and G. Leiper, were appointed a committee to wait upon Vice President of the United States, required to be the Governor, and inform him that the Electoral College signed by the electors, were read in the words followis duly organized and ready to receive his communica
ing, to wit: tions. Mr. Scott from the committee appointed to wait upon
[See hereafter.) the Governor, and inform that the Electoral College forms of the foregoing lists were adopted.
On motion of John B. Gibson, and Edward King, the was duly organized, and ready to receive his communi
On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. King, cations, reported: That they had performed that service, and that the order
that their names appear in the official lists furnish
Ordered, That at the election the Electors vote in the Governor informed them he would make his communi. ed by the Executive, and to be called by the president cation by message forthwith. .
of the college. Calvin Blythe, Esquire, the secretary of the common. wealth, being introduced, presented a message from the dao to perform the duties enjoined on them having ar
1 he hour appointed by law for the electors on this Governor, accompanied with three certified lists of the
rived, names of the Electors, duly elected by the people, on
Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Snowden took their seats as the 31st day of October last.
tellers, and, on motion, And said message and lists were severally read as follow, to wit:
Of Mr. Holgate and Mr. King, the electors proceeded
to choose by ballot a President of the United States, and To the Electors of a President and Vice President of the the votes of all the Electors being now taken, the votes United States,
for President were opened, and severally read by the Fellow citizens,—The secretary of the commonwealth president of the college, and the votes and the tally will deliver to you herewith, in pursuance of the act of lists corresponding, it appeared that Andrew Jackson congress, in such case made and provided, three lists of had twenty-eight votes. the names of the Electors of a President and Vice Presi.
The President of the College then declared that Andent of the United States, chosen by the people on Fri- drew Jackson had 28 votes for President of the United day, the thirty-first day of October, in the present year, States. for this state, agreeably to the constitution and laws of
The Electors then proceeded to choose by ballot a the United States, and of Pennsylvania.
Vice President of the United States, and the votes of all J. ANDW. SHULZE.
the Electors being now taken, the votes for Vice PresiHarrisburg, December, 1828.
dent were opened and severally read by the president Pennsylvania, ss.
of the college, and the votes and tally papers corresJ. Andw. Shulze.
ponding, it appeared that John C. Calhoun had 28 In the name and by the authority of the com- votes. (Seal.] monwealth of Pennsylvania.
The President of the College then declared that John J. ANDW. SHULZE, governor of the said C. Calhoun, had twenty-eight votes. commonwealth,
On motion of Mr. Gibson and Mr. King, the envelopes containing the lists of votes for President and Vice Pre pointed to take charge and deliver to the President of sident, required to be signed by the Electors, were read, i the Senate of the United States, at Washington City, anıl were in the following words:
the seat of government of the United States, on or be“We, the Electors, duly electeil, on the part of the tore the first Wednesday in January next, one of the state of Pennsylvania, to vote for a President and Vice packages containing the list of votes of this Electoral President of the United States, do certify that lists of all College, for a President and Vice President of the the votes given for President and Vice President, are C'nited States. contained herein.
Whereupon a certificate of the appointment of WilDecember 3d, 1828.”
liam Findlay was signed, and of which the following is (Of which there are six copies )
a copy: Triplicate certificates of the election of President of
STATE CAPITOL OF PENNSYLVANIA. the United States, as approved of by the Electoral Col
Electoral College, December 3d, 1828. lege, were then signed by the Electors, of which the We the undersigned electors for a President and Vice following is a copy:
President of the United States on the part of the state of We, the Electors of president and vice president of Pennsylvania, do certify that William Findlay, Esq. one the United States, being duly elected and appointed on of the electors of the electoral college of Pennsylvania, the part of Pennsylvania, for that purpose by the peo- is bereby appointed to take charge of and deliver to the ple thereof, having met at the state house, in the bo- president of the Senate of the United States at Washingrough of Harrisburg, the seat of government of the said ton City, the seat of government of the United States, state, this third day of December, in the year of our Lord and in case there shall be no president of the Senate at one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, and in the seat of government, on the arrival of William Findconformity to the provisions contained ih the constitn- lay, Esq. entrusted with the list of votes of the electotion and laws of the United States, and of the state of ral college, the said William Findlay, Esq.shall deliver Pennsylvania, proceeded by ballot to vote for a presi- into the office of the Secretary of State, on or before dent of the United States, on the part of the state of the first Wednesday in January next, one of the pack. Pennsylvania.
ages containing the list of votes of this electoral college Whereupon,
for a President and Vice President of the United States. It appeared that Andrew Jackson had twenty-eight (Signed by all the electors excepting W. Findlay.) votes.
The Secretary then delivered to Mr. William Findlay In testimony whereof we, the said Electors, have his certificate of appointment, and one of the packages
hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals, the containing the list of votes for a "president and viceday and year aforesaid.
president of the United States, directed to the President John B. Gibson, (L. S.)
William Thompson, (L.S.) of the Senate of the United States, Washington City,
Harrisburg, Dec. 3, 1828. Samuel Humes, (L. S.) John Harper,
(L. S.) Received from the president of the electoral college John W. Cunning
John M. Snowden, (L. S.) of the state of Pennsylvania, certificates of the votes gibam,
(L. S.) Robert Scott, (L. S.) ven by them this day, for president and vice-president of George G. Leiper, (L. S.) John Scott, (L. S.) the United States, to be by me delivered to "The PreHenry Sheetz, (L. S.)
William Piper, (L. S.) sident of the Senate of the United States, Washington Adam Ritscher, (L. S.) Valentine Geisey, (L. S.) city, D. C.” to whom the same is directed, before the David Hottenstein, (L. S.) James Gordon, (L. S.) first Wednesday of January next. Peter Frailey, (L. S.) Henry Allhouse, (L. S.)
WM. FINDLAY. Francis Baird, (L. S.) James Duncan, (L. S.) On motion of Mr. Cunningham and Mr. King, Henry Winters, (I.-S.)
One other of the packages, directed to the "on. Triplicate copies of the election of Vice President, Joseph Hopkinson, Judge of the Eastern District of the as approved of by the Electoral College, were then state of Pennsylvania," containing the list of votes for signed by the Electors, of which the following is a president and vice-president of the United States, was copy:
ordered to be delivered to John B. Gibson, to deliver (Same as the preceding, excepting that the word the same accordingly, who receipted for the same in the 'Vice President is inserted in the place of 'President.') words following: On motion of Mr. Gibson and Mr. Snowden, Mr.
Harrisburg, Dec. 3, 1828. Cunningham and Mr. Snowden, were appointed a com- Received from the president of the electoral college mittee to examine the certificates of the election of pre- of the state of Pennsylvania, certificates of the votes sident and vice-president of the United States, and the given by them this day, for president and vice-president envelopes, and ascertain whether they were respective of the United States, endorsed “ The President of the ly signed by each elector.
Senate of the United Strtes, Washington city, D. C." After some time, Mr. Cunningham from the commit- and enclosed with this direction: "Hon Joseph Moptee reported:
kinson, Judge of the Eastern District of the state of That they had carefully examined the certificates and Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,” to be by me delivered to envelopes, and that they were all properly signed. the said judge Joseph Hopkinson, within ten days from On motion of Mr. Gibson and Mr. King,
this date. Orderod, that Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Snowden be
JOHN B. GIBSON. a committee to cause the lists and certificates of the On motion of Mr. Giesey and Mr. King, clcction for president and vice-president, to be enclosed Mr. James Gordon was appointed to deliver the rewith the proper envelopes, and each package scaled, maining package directed to the president of the senate and directed as required by law.
of the United States, Washington City, District of CoAfter some tiine,
lumbia, to the postmaster at the seat of government of Mr. Cunningham reported that the committee had this state. carefully examined and enclosed the list and certificates The package was then delivered, and Mr. Gordon reof election for President and Vice President with the ceipted therefor in the words following, to wit: proper envelopes and scaled and directed each package
Harrisburg, December 3, 1828. as required by law.
Received from the president of the electoral college, On motion of Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Giesey, Will of the state of Pennsylvania, certificates of the votes by lian Findlay, one of the electors, was unanimously ap- them given this day for president and vice-president of the United States, to be by me delivered to the Post
PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCILS.
Thursday evening, Dec. 11, 1828. JAMES GORDON. Mr. O'Neill presented a petition from sundry citizens, On motion,
praying for the erection of a market house, west of Ordered, That Messrs. King, Sheets, and Frailey, be Broad street. Referred to the committee on markets. a committee to settle the pay due each elector respec- Mr. Page presented a petition from John H. Willets, tively.
praying for the use of the rooms in the State House, for Alter some time Mr. King made the following report; a school on an improved plan. Referred to Committee
Harrisburg, Dec. 3, 1828. on the State House. The undersigned a committee appointed for that pur
Mr. O'Neill, from the committee on the subject, repose, report that they have settled the respective accounts of the Electors, for the compensation allowed ported that from two to three hundred dollars, bad been them by law, and that they are respectively entitled to
collected for wharfage of vessels, lying at Sassafras st. the following sums, viz..*
whart, from May to October: and that of four different John B. Gibson $42 00 | Henry Winters $4600
proposals, they considered that from W. Whildin, to
reni the whart for steam boat and commercial purposes, Edward King 42 00 William Thompson 66 00 William Findlay 75 00 Leonard Rupert
as the most eligible. The report was laid on the table, 36 00
and the committee autborized to continue to receive Jobn Lisle
42 00 | Jacob Gearhart 3600 Jacob Holgate 42 00 | George Farnitz
proposals till the 20th inst.
18 00 Samuel Humes 24 00 | Jacob Heyser
The President stated that Mr. J. Hare Powell, one of J. W. Cuuningham 36 00 | John Harper
22 50 the representatives of the city in the Senate of PennGeorge G. Leiper 46 20 | John Scott 42 00 sylvania, had, for the information of Councils, forwarded Henry Sheets 42 00 | William Piper
39 90 from Harrisburg, a copy of a memorial of the following Adam Kitscher 18 00 Valentine Geisey 75 00 tenor, lately presented to the Legislature. Vavid Hottenstein 33 90 | James Gordon 75 00 To the Senate and House of Representatives of the ComJohn M. Snowden 75 00 Robert Scott 81 00
monwealth of Pennsylvania. Peter Frailey 36 00 | Henry Allshouse 64 50
The memorial of the subscribers owners of ground, Francis Baird 51 00 James Duncan 93 00 All of which is respectfully submitted.
on the banks of the river Schuylkill and traders on the EDWARD KING,
Respectfully she weth,
That by an act of Assembly, passed the 25th day of On motion of Mr. King and Mr. Sheets, said report build any wharf, storehouse, or other building, beyond
March, 1805, it was enacted, that if any person should was again read, considered, and adopted. Warrants were accordingly so drawn, and, on motion lower falls and its junction with the river Delaware, and
low water mark, into the river Schuylkill, between the of Mr. Gibson and John Scoit, Messrs. Cunningham and without a license from the board of wardens, such perSnowden were ordered to compare the amount of the warrants with the amount allowed each elector by the sons should be liable to a fine of $1000. committee agreeably to their report as adopted.
That under the authority of the said act, the board of On motion of Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Snowden, the wardens have permitted a large number of persons to following resalution was read and agreed to.
erect wharves into the said river, beyond low water Resolved, That the secretary be requested to have the mark, so as to have from eight to seventeen feet water minutes of this Electoral College printed in pamphlet when the tide is out, but the said board of wardens do form.
refuse permission under any circumstances to build store On motion of Mr. Cunningham and Mr. King,
houses below low water mark, even upon wbarves built Ordered, That when the College adjourns, it adjourn according to their own regulations. to meet at seven o'clock, in the evening.
That in consequence of the distance between low On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. Geisey, the Cold water mark and the ends of the wharves being in many lege adjourned until that hour.
instances very great, the store houses are thrown so far In the Evening,
back from where the boats can lay with safety to un. The college met pursuant to adjournment.
load, and from the store houses being necessarily higher On motion of Mr. Gordon and Mr. Harper,
than the wharves to keep them out of the reach of freshThe following resolution was twice read, considered, ets, the process of loading and unloading boats is atand unanimously adopted:
tended with much delay and merchandize and the proResolved, That the thanks of the Electoral College duce of the country liable to damage, it being rolled are liereby tendered to the Senate of the commonwealth through the mud from the boats to the end of the store of Pennsylvania, for their politeness in tendering the house. If on the other hand the storehouse was extended electors the use of their chamber during the sitting of out so far beyond low water mark, that a boat, could the college, and that the secretary be directed to furnish when the tide is out, lay along side of it with safety, and the Senate with a copy of this resolution.
by one operation load and unload, .much time would be On motion of Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Allshouse, saved and much injury to merchandize avoided.
The following resolution was twice read, considered, Your memorialists therefore pray that they may be and adopted:
permitted to build storehouses on their wharves so that Resolved, that the thanks of this electoral college are boats may safely lie by them to load and unload when hereby tendered to William Findlay, president, and the tide is out. John De Pui, secretary of this college, for their kind aid in the discharge of the very arduous duties of their
And your memorialists as in duty bound, &c. respective stations, during the sitting of this clectoral The subject was referred to Messrs. Maitland, Page, college.
Read, and Richards. On motiori of Mr. George G. Leiper, and Mr. Valen- On motion of Mr. Read of the Select Council, it was tinc Geisey-the college adjourned sine die.
resolved that the Committee on the State House and WM. FINDLAY, President. Independence Square be instructed to inquire into the Attest-Jorn De Pui, Secretary.
expediency of appropriating the second floor of the
State House for the purgose of a court room and offices (* They amount to $1316 90.]
for the Circuit and District Courts of the United States,
and at the same time be authorised to receive proposals spring. From the salt works fifty miles above Pittsburg, for leasing the same for the purposes aforesaid. to the Kiskeminetas feeder, the line is in actual use, and
On motion of Mr. Johnson, the following resolutions water is now flowing through that feeder, to supply the were adopted, Mr. J. stating that as the Paving, Com- whole distance below. From the salt works upwards mittee intended that the paving next year should be un: to Blairsville nothing remains which may not easily be der their immediate inspection, the information called finished during the present winter. for was necessary for their guidance.
The nine miles of the French creek feeder are in a Resolved by the Select and Common Councils, that similar state of forwardness. One or two culverts, four the City Coinmissioners, be and they are hereby direct bridges, the fencing of the line and a very small quantied, to furnish Councils at their next stated meeting, with ty of excavation and inside wall, are the only matters rea statement of the amount of moneys expended on new quiring further attention. pavements, within the present year, designating the The amount of work done on the Juniata, between streets or squares, so paved, together with a separate Lewistown and the mouth of Juniata may be regarded statement of the number of yards paved in each district as equal to 2-3 of the whole. This line has suffered respectively.
from sickness more severely, than any other in the state, Resolved, by the Select and Common Councils, that and it experienced moreover a great scarcity of hands, the City Commissioners be and they are hereby direct in the earlier part of the season. Those difficulties ed, to cause to be laid before Councils at their next sta- being now entirely removed, its completion may be exted meeting, a statement of the improvements, which pected before the 1st of August. in their opinion are necessary to be made the ensuing The Susquehanna division from the mouth of Juniata season, whether east of Broad street or fronting on the to Northumberland, is considered of completed. Like river Schuylkill, designating the streets or squares re- the Juniata line, it was delayed by the scarcity of work. quiring to be paved, together with those which require men in the early summer months, and by the sickness to be graduated or filled up to the regulations, and also incident to our river valleys. At its present rate of prothe number of loads of paving stone and number of feet gression, it cannot fail of completion by the first of July of curb stone, necessary for the same. -- Phila. Gaz.
The eastern division is entirely finished, except the PENNSYLVANIA CANAL.
two sections at Peters mountain, (on which about two
months work remains,) and the aqueduct embankment We have now the pleasure to lay before our readers at Stony and Clark's creeks. It is confidently believed, the annual report of the Canal Commissioners, which that the navigation from the mouth of Juniata to Mid
dletown will be in actual use before the rising of the affords an interesting view of the progress of that im- Legislature. portant work, and encourages the hope that at no very The contracts existing on the Delaware, at the date distant period, we shall begin to reap the fruits of the of the last report, extended only to the excavation and well directed liberality of the Legislature.
Canal formation of 18 miles, and included no work of
wood or stone. All these contracts have been satisfacThe Canal Commissioners of Pennsylvania respect- torily completed, and further contracts have been made, fully submit the following
for the locks, culverts, aqueducts and bridges on that REPORT:
portion of the line, to be executed early in the next seaBy their annual report on the 25th December 1827, son. It appeared, that the amount of canal, then under con- In executing the act of the last session of the Legis. tract, and in progress towards completion was about 212 lature, making further appropriations for the Pennsylmiles, composed of the following divisions.
vania canal, and directing additional contracts to be Western division from Pittsburg, up the alle
made, the Board acted on the principle, that the money
thus placed at their disposal, should as far as practicable, gheny, Kiskeminetas, and Conemaugh to
be devoted to the old lines, and that the new contracts Blairsville.
should be made so late in the season, as to constitute no Part of French creek feeder, from Bemis mill to Coneaut Out let,
serious charge upon the existing appropriation.
9 miles Eastern division, from the mouth of Swatara
At the meeting of the Board in March, it was deemed to that of Juniata,
advisable, to place under contract seven additional miles
of the Delaware division, which was accordingly done Juniata division, from a point near the mouth
on the 20th May following. No arrangement having of Juniata to Lewistown,
yet been made with the State of New Jersey for the Susquehanna division, from a point near the mouth of Juniata to Northumberland,
use of the Delaware, and it being still uncertain, from
37 miles Delaware division, from Bristol to Taylor's
what quarter the canal might ultimately be filled with ferry,
water, the engineer was directed to re-examine the whole line from New Hope to Easton, and so to adjust
its location, as to admit of a full and easy supply, wbat212} miles.
ever might be the result of a negotiation with New This aggregate is increased by about 41 miles added Jersey. This was satisfactorily effected to a point about to the Juniata and Susquebanna divisions, in order to seven miles below Easton, from which the location must unite them at a convenient point on Duncan's island, entirely depend upon the question, whether the Delamaking the whole amount contracted for, under the au
ware or the Lehigh be used as a feeder. The Board acthority of the acts of 1826 and 1827, about 217 miles. cordingly determined at their meeting in August, to
Since the report alluded to was made, the work on place under contract 284 miles from New Hope upwards, the several divisions has been steadily prosecuted. Con. and to reserve the remaining distance until the result of siderable delay was produced by the prevalence of high the negotiation pending with New Jersey should be water, from an early period last fall to the month of June known. Of this a.mount 18 miles were contracted for last, and severe inconvenience has also been felt, from on the 18th of September, and 10$ miles more on the sickness on the Juniata, Susquehanna and Delaware. 18th of November. The excavation and canal forma
It will appear nevertheless from the following sketch tion of the first seven miles of the Delaware line, above of the state of those divisions, that a great amount of Taylor's ferry are nearly complete. The next 18 miles work has been accomplished.
are actively advancing and in the remaining 105 miles, The whole Western division from the out let locks on the contractors are now commencing their operations. the allegheny to Blairsville is so far completed, that it The payments already made on the new line, amount to will unquestionably be navigible at the opening of the $28,285,23. It is the intention of the Board to extend