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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05339
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0107] March 1792 
Title Act allowing Henry Knox and others to build a canal from the Connecticut River to Boston
Date 9 March 1792
Author Cobb, David (1748-1830)  
Additional authors Hancock, John (1737-1793); Phillips, Samuel (1752-1802); Avery, John (1739-1806)
Document Type Government document
Content Description Act allowing Henry Knox, John Coffin Jones, David Cobb, Benjamin Hichborn, and Henry Jackson to construct a canal connecting the Connecticut River to Boston. Signed for David Cobb, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts; Samuel Phillips, President of the Senate; and John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts; by John Avery, Jr., Secretary.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Infrastructure  Canals  Commerce  Transportation  Law  Government and Civics  
People Cobb, David (1748-1830)  Hancock, John (1737-1793)  Phillips, Samuel (1752-1802)  Avery, John (1739-1806)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Jones, John Coffin (1750-1829)  
Place written Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Law; Science, Technology, Invention; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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