Taunton River and Seaconnet River bridge cases : papers and hearings, 1887-1894.

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State Library of Massachusetts - Special CollectionsManuscript 257Ask Your Library

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1 volume ; 29 cm


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"Benton"--Spine. Presumably J.H. Benton, Jr., counsel for the Old Colony Railroad Company.
Compiled documents concerning a proposed bridge of the Old Colony Railroad Company over the Taunton River at Somerset, Massachusetts, and the obstruction to river navigation caused by the Old Colony Railroad Company bridge connection Portsmouth and Tiverton, Rhode Island. The Somerset bridge materials consist primarily of handwritten or typewritten transcripts of correspondence, along with a circular from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a typescript statement in behalf of the Old Colony Railroad Company, and a typewritten transcript of a meeting at the office of W.R. Livermore. The Seaconnet River materials are chiefly typescript correspondence and transcripts of hearings, with some manuscript correspondence and printed public documents (possibly drafts).
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Manuscript 257. United States Army Corps of Engineers. Taunton River and Seaconnet River bridge cases. State Library of Massachusetts Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift;,J.H. Benton, Jr.;,1931.
Biographical or Historical Data
The Corps of Engineers was established as a permanent entity in 1802 and oversees the design and construction of military and public engineering projects.

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