Reports of the Engineers of the Western Railroad Corporation: Made to the Directors in 1836-7

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Merriam, Wood and Company, 1838 - 120 pages
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Page 84 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 76 - ... know of the original principles of the ancient Hindu religion which are said to be found in the Veds. They recognise no incarnations, but the well known avatar and the Hindu code of law and morals equally inculcate chastity in females before marriage, and fidelity in the marriage state. Therefore, so far as we may be called upon to express an opinion upon this part of the plea, the defendant has successfully shown that the doctrines of the Vallabhacharya sect are in those respects contrary to...
Page 85 - Middlefield, a distance of 6 miles, is the most difficult and expensive portion of the route. The river is exceedingly crooked, and the mountains shut in on both sides, leaving scarcely room for a road, and requiring between Bigelow's and M'Elwain's, 15 crossings.
Page 73 - ... the road for a double track [signed: Wm. Gibbs McNeill, George W. Whistler and WH Swift]; Reports upon the surveys between Seven Mile River in Brookfield, and Tekoa Mountains . . - [signed as in preceding report] ; Report upon the reconnoissance around the north end of Mount Tom [signed: WH Swift]; Report upon the surveys between Connecticut river and the western boundary of the state [signed: George W. Whistler, WH Swift and Wm. Gibbs McNeill]. Two folded maps entitled "Route of the Western...
Page 28 - ... directors, in 1836-7. Springfield: Printed by Merriam, Wood and Co., 1838. 120 p., 2 folded maps. 8. Contains the following reports: Report upon the surveys between Worcester and Seven Mile River in Brookfield [signed: Wm. Gibbs McNeill, Chief Engineer, WH Swift, Resident Engineer]; Report upon the surveys between Worcester and Seven Mile River in Brookfield, via Henshaw Ridge, &c. [signed: Wm. Gibbs McNeill, George W. Whistler and WH Swift] ; Report upon the expediency of grading the road...
Page 4 - The declivity of the country, on both sides of the summit, in the proper direction...
Page 77 - In order to do this, it will be necessary to assume some point near the Connecticut river, which shall be common to both lines, and refer all the comparisons to it.

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