Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the General Assembly of Virginia, with the Accompanying Documents, Volume 3

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Halaman 91 - The impracticability arises from the principle of lock navigation, which, in order to effect the ascent, requires a greater supply of water in proportion to the height to be ascended, whilst the supply of water becomes less in the same proportion. Nor does the chain of mountains through the whole extent, where it divides the Atlantic from the western rivers, afford a single pond, lake, or natural reservoir.
Halaman 242 - ... may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts of law and equity...
Halaman 253 - If the tax is not paid within ninety days after it is due interest at the rate of ten per centum per annum from the time of...
Halaman 96 - A broad wheeled waggon carries 30 barrels or 3 tons, and pays for turnpike 3 dollars ; thus for each ton carried the turnpike company receives only one dollar. I will now suppose a canal to have been cut from Philadelphia to Columbia, and with its windings to make 100 miles, at 15,000 dollars* a mile, or for the whole 1,500,000 dollars.
Halaman 265 - ... be it enacted by the General assembly that it shall be lawful for the...
Halaman 261 - Putnam, judges, and all other acts, or parts of acts, coming within the purview of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed; and that this act shall be in force from and after the first day of January next.
Halaman 266 - ... at the treasury of the Commonwealth. Such certificate shall shew, on the face thereof, that the loan was made under the authority of i his act.
Halaman 245 - Act to amend the act entitled ' An act for clearing and improving the navigation of James river ' and for uniting the eastern and western waters by the James and Kanawha rivers...
Halaman 247 - ... by law to borrow, as has not yet been borrowed ; and if the president and directors should find it necessary to the completion of the three first sections of the Work described in the second section of the act recited in the preamble to this act, that is to say, to render the Great Kanawha navigable from the falls to the Ohio ; to improve the navigation of James river from...
Halaman 254 - ... such benefit shall exceed, in the estimate of the jury, the value and damages ascertained as aforesaid ; and the inquisition thereupon taken, shall be signed by the sheriff, and some twelve or more of the jury, and returned by the sheriff to the clerk...

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