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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  1790
|Cost estimates to build a canal
|Business and financial document
|Estimates labor costs to build a 90 mile canal with 60 locks at "386.400" dollars. Estimates it would take 1,000 men about 2 years to complete.
|Canals Infrastructure Transportation Finance Labor
|Industry; Science, Technology, Invention
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859