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Estimates of work done and material delivered on Erie, Champlain, and Black River canals

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These booklets contain estimates submitted to the Canal Commissioners by the resident engineers for various improvements on Erie, Champlain, and Black River canal sections, locks, dams, docks and piers. Entries include location of improvement; quantity and value of material used; name of contractor; and labor performed.
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0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1867-1868
Series Number:
A1098

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Rough geographic order.

Scope and Content Note

Five booklets containing estimates were submitted to the Canal Commissioners by the resident engineer for various improvements on Erie (eastern division), Champlain, and Black River canal sections, locks, dams, docks and piers.

Entries give: location of improvement; quantity and value of material used; name of contractor; and labor performed.

Booklets are dated September, November, December, 1867, and January, October 1868, and are addressed to R.C. Dorn, Canal Commissioner; each booklet contains at the end a statement of the resident attesting to the accuracy of the statements contained therein. A law of 1826 provided for estimates for contracts and repairs, and bills for same, to be routed through the Canal Commissioners.

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