[Washington, D.C. 1828]. 136pp, two folding charts. Caption title [as issued], disbound. Tanned, scattered foxing, Good+.
Construction for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began in July 1828. Mercer's report focuses on subscribers to the project, lists of committee members, locks around the falls, the status of the project, navigating the Potomac, and funding. The first table gives a breakdown of prices adopted by both the Board of Internal Improvements and the Committee for costs such as lime, stone, brick, labor, etc. The second chart shows gives comparative heights and distances of the principal Districts of Anthracite Coal, in Pennsylvania, and to Market. A Virginia Whig, Mercer would become the first president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co.
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