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Entry documentation relating to draining of the Cayuga Marshes

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:
This series consists of oaths of office of Commissioners for Draining the Cayuga Marshes; vouchers and bills for labor and materials; letters to the Comptroller; contracts of Liberty L. Lowell and William Baldwin with the Canal Commissioners for Draining the Cayuga Marshes; abstracts of expenditures submitted to the Comptroller; and miscellaneous accounts and receipts.
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0.25 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1825-1841, 1853-1861
Series Number:
A1394

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This series consists of documents relating to draining of Cayuga Marshes.

From 1825-1841 the documents contained are oaths of office of Commissioners for Draining the Cayuga Marshes; vouchers and bills for labor and materials; and letters to the Comptroller. Documents from 1853-1861 include contracts of Liberty L. Lowell and William Baldwin with the Canal Commissioners for Draining the Cayuga Marshes, pursuant to a law of 1853; abstracts of expenditures, 1853-1858, submitted by Canal Comissioner to the Comptroller; and miscellaneous accounts and receipts. The work on draining the marshes was resumed after having been discontinued for a time under the Democratic "stop" policy of halting further work on canals and related improvements. The work on the marshes in this period was carried out pursuant to a law of 1825, providing for draining marshes at outlet of Cayuga Lake, and a law of 1831, extending the area to be drained down the Seneca River to Jack's Reef. The documents are endorsed.

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