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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.08440
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0093] 1790 
Title Cost estimates to build a canal
Date ca. 1790
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Canals  Infrastructure  Transportation  Finance  Labor  
Theme Industry; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859