Canal proponents seek President Lincoln's support, 1862

Hiram Barney to Abraham Lincoln, November 24, 1862 (Proposed canal to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River)


Seeking to draw support for canal projects in Wisconsin, Hiram Barney wrote President Lincoln in 1862 to inform him of the value of improvements along the Fox and Wisconsin river route and try to draw his support for continued federal investment in canals around the rapids.


Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Great Lakes Steamships and Canals
Creator: Barney, Hiram
Pub Data: Manuscript letter in the Abraham Lincoln Papers, General Correspondence: 1833-1916, at the Library of Congress.
Citation: Barney, Hiram. "Hiram Barney to Abraham Lincoln, November 24, 1862 (Proposed canal to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River)" Manuscript letter in the Abraham Lincoln Papers, General Correspondence: 1833-1916, at the Library of Congress; Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mal&fileName=mal1/197
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