LETTER FROM ABNER LACOCK, LATE ACTING CANAL COMMISSIONER ON THE WESTERN DIVISION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CANAL, TO THE HON. DAVID SCOTT, ESQ. PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF CANAL COMMISSIONERS OF PENNSYLVANIA. THIS LETTER WAS OCCASIONED IN CONSEQUENCE OF A REPORT FROM JAMES S. STEVENSON, THE PRESENT ACTING CANAL COMMISSIONER OF THE WESTERN DIVISION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CANAL, MADE TO THE BOARD ON THE 9TH OF DECEMBER, 1829.

Pittsburgh: "Statesman" Print, 1830. [1- title], [1 blank], 31, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, clipped closely at top edge with several page numbers cropped [no loss of text]. Lightly tanned, scattered foxing. Very Good.

"Concerns the Pennsylvania Canal" [Rink]. Lacock responds to the "malice" of Stevenson's attempt "to traduce, discredit, and criminate" him for his service as a Canal Commissioner. His defense produces much information on the development of the Pennsylvania Canal, one of the most significant projects in Pennsylvania's "canal-building orgy" of the 1820's and 1830's. See, Taylor, The Transportation Revolution 43. A rare pamphlet, the usual sources locating only three copies.
Rink 5308 [2- DLC, PPL]. AI 2151 [2- DLC, PPL]. OCLC 25614208 [1-UVA]. Item #23604

Price: $275.00

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