The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 7, 1842

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The Buffalo Patriot of the 25th ult., after copying a paragraph on "The Letting" of the contracts on the Welland canal, from the Journal of the 16th, bemoans the action of the New York Legislature on public works after this fashion: -

"What thanks do we not owe to our Loco Foco rulers. The English take advantage of the cheapness of labor and provisions, and push their public works with vigor. Our Loco Focos say stop, although it will cost nearly as much to stand still as to go on. They will not even allow work to be done, when no money is asked for it. Some gentlemen, who had been engaged at Lockport, and having means of their own, were willing to go on, trusting the future Legislatures to pay them, were threatened with an injunction if they put a spade into the sod, or a drill into the rock. Our canal tolls are falling off, while those of the Welland canal are double what they were last year.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 7, 1842