Proceedings of the Congressional Convention, Held in The City of St.Louis

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Sida 56 - ... sources of the St. Lawrence and the streams which take their course north to Hudson's Bay — draining the largest extent of richest land — collecting the products of every clime, even the frigid, to bear the whole to market in the sunny South, and there to meet the products of the entire world. Such is the Mississippi! And who can calculate the aggregate of its advantages, and the magnitude of its future commercial results?
Sida 56 - Connected with seas by the head and by the mouth, stretching its arms towards the Atlantic and the Pacific — lying in a valley which is a valley from the Gulf of Mexico to Hudson's Bay — drawing its first waters not from rugged mountains, but from the plateau of the Lakes in the centre of the continent, and in communication with the sources of the St. Lawrence and the streams which take their course north to Hudson's Bay — draining the largest extent of richest land, collecting the products...
Sida 56 - Mississippi and its tributaries the amplest theater for the diffusion and the display of its power. Wonderful river ! Connected with seas by the head and by the mouth, stretching its arms toward the Atlantic and the Pacific, lying in a valley which is a valley from the Gulf of Mexico to Hudson's Bay...
Sida 56 - The nationality of the Chicago canal and the harbor at its mouth are by no means new conceptions with me. " The river navigation of the Great West is the most wonderful on the globe, and since the application of steam power to the propulsion of vessels, possesses the essential qualities of open navigation. Speed, distance, cheapness, magnitude of cargoes, are all there, and without the perils of the sea from storms and enemies. The steamboat is the ship of the river, and finds in the Mississippi...
Sida 2 - Our Father, who art in heaven ! Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come ; thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Sida 56 - ... qualities of open navigation. Speed, distance, cheapness, magnitude of cargoes, are all there, and without the perils of the sea from storms and enemies. The steamboat is the ship of the river, and finds in the Mississippi and its tributaries the amplest theatre for the diffusion and the display of its power. Wonderful river ! Connected with seas by the head and by...
Sida 2 - Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us.
Sida 87 - Association met at 10 o'clock ; the president in the chair. The session was opened with prayer by the Rt.
Sida 72 - If this opportunity be vouchsafed, and the requisite facilities be given, the surplus produce will be increased with a rapidity even beyond that of the past century. It is estimated that from the State of Illinois alone, there has been shipped annually for the last ten years a surplus of food sufficient to feed ten millions of people, and at the same time there has been a positive waste from 'the inability to bring the crops profitably to market.
Sida 25 - ... bushel, and that even by water from Chicago the charges sometimes amounted to 56 cts per bushel, or about 62 cts from the Mississippi river, so that the western farmers had to pay about one half of their crops to get the other half to market; and that the effect of the high price of transportation was to depress the agricultural interests of the states and territories west of the Mississippi, to limit their production for exportation, and to discourage immigration.

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