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Agreements for commutation of passenger tolls on freight boats carrying passengers

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Proprietors of freight boats carrying passengers established agreements on fees to be paid for each boat they operated upon the canals. Each agreement provides name of provider; name of boat line; registered name and hailing place for each boat in the line; proprietor signature; and date.
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0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1834
Series Number:
A1178

Scope and Content Note

Proprietors of freight boats carrying passengers entered into an agreement with the Commissioners of the Canal Fund to pay 1.3 cents per mile for each boat operated upon the canals.

Each document gives: name of proprietor; name of boat line; registered name and hailing pace of each boat in the line; proprietor's signature; and date. Legislation of 1827 provided for commutation of tolls upon passengers.

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