SPEECH OF SAMUEL P. LYMAN, ON THE OPENING OF THE ERIE RAILROAD, ASTOR HOUSE, MAY 14, 1851.
SAMUEL P. LYMAN
NY: John Belcher, printer. Original wraps, 8vo. 16 pages. Two small holes in both the front and rear covers. "while the President and his Cabinet were passing over it to Dunkirk, a number of the friends of the road were enjoying a feast of good things at a table ..." He provides a description of the growth potential along the full length of the 425 miles with the new connections of railroads and canal connections. Cheers for Daniel Webster [presence]. The charter for the start was 1832. Credit was given to Samuel B. Ruggles, whom championed the great Erie Railroad. There is a fascinating detailed history of the struggle to accomplished the completion of the railroad with credits to political influence, engineers and investors. Samuel P. Lyman was the editor for Life and Memorials of Daniel Webster; and the author of The Public and Private Life of Daniel Webster; The Speech of Samuel P. Lyman, of Utica: At the Convention of Delegates, Held at Ithaca, July 11, 1839, on the Subject of the New York and Erie Railroad.
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