Minutes, 15 March 1841, Draft

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& spoke as to rights of Ferry with liberty for Horses to Tow the Boats.
said he never did consider that had any Right to put the Mill there.
Colr J. Smith wished power (as to this Property) to be in the City Col., <​and they​> to have Control over it, only not to infringe upon the Ferry Rights.
said he considered the City Col has not any Right to interfere, further than to see whither Mill obstruct the public Ground, & Considers from high to low Water mark to be all public Ground, & let arrange with the owner of the Ferry.
dont think there is any right to decide it before this Col, & considers the Mill dont obstruct the Street, but is a Ferry Obstruction, & it was impracticable that the Mill was put there.
The then spoke, & sd he <​always​> considered the Ground in question, to be publick Property, the of Mill may Arrange with the Proprietor of the Ferry, & the of Mill to proceed at his own risk.
moved that Mill be removed altogether that Charter authorizes the regulation of Ferry, & that Steam may be put to the <​Mill​> upon dry Ground, Seconded by Col ,
Colr J. Smith spoke in support of the Motion, & <​stated​> that City Col have full power over all Property in the .
said, Mill was a great obstruction in his Ears, & put there against his will, by authority of some Person claiming Authority, & is an abominable Nuisance, he will pay his Proportion of Expences, & let it be removed. will [p. 13]
& spoke as to rights of Ferry with liberty for Horses to Tow the Boats.
said he never did consider that had any Right to put the Mill there.
Colr J. Smith wished power (as to this Property) to be in the City Col., and they to have Control over it, only not to infringe upon the Ferry Rights.
said he considered the City Col has not any Right to interfere, further than to see whither Mill obstruct the public Ground, & Considers from high to low Water mark to be all public Ground, & let arrange with the owner of the Ferry.
dont think there is any right to decide it before this Col, & considers the Mill dont obstruct the Street, but is a Ferry Obstruction, & it was impracticable that the Mill was put there.
The then spoke, & sd he always considered the Ground in question, to be publick Property, the of Mill may Arrange with the Proprietor of the Ferry, & the of Mill to proceed at his own risk.
moved that Mill be removed altogether that Charter authorizes the regulation of Ferry, & that Steam may be put to the Mill upon dry Ground, Seconded by Col ,
Colr J. Smith spoke in support of the Motion, & stated that City Col have full power over all Property in the .
said, Mill was a great obstruction in his Ears, & put there against his will, by authority of some Person claiming Authority, & is an abominable Nuisance, he will pay his Proportion of Expences, & let it be removed. will [p. 13]
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