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Testimony and brief in case of Black River claims heard by Canal Appraisers

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:
These volumes contain testimony concerning claims against the State for damages incurred by the dams’ rupture at the North Lake Reservoir on the Black River in winter, 1869. Testimony includes extensive hydrologic and engineering data and also provides considerable information about mills, bridges, and other property damaged by the flood.
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0.2 cu. ft.(2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1869-1871
Series Number:
A1468

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Printed testimony heard by the Canal Appraisers at Utica in 1869 concerns claims against the state for damages incurred by rupture of the dam at the North Lake Reservoir on the Black River in the winter of 1869.

The Canal Appraisers conducted their inquiry pursuant to legislation of 1869. The testimony is in three parts, bound in two volumes. There is extensive hydrologic and engineering data concerning the dam and reservoir and the flood which followed the bursting of the dam. The testimony also gives considerable information about mills, bridges, and other property damaged by the flood. Accompanying the testimony is a brief on behalf of the state, printed in 1871.

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