Minutes, 8 February 1841, Draft

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The Committee upon the Canal made their Report, which was read, &— Col Joseph Smith moved that it be accepted.— spoke on the <​im​>practicability, as so far as regards Expence, & Taxation.
Colr Joseph Smith spoke in favour of adopting the Report of the Committee—
stated that the People have <​the​> right to Consent to Taxn, but representatives not to put it on, of themselves.
Colr Joseph Smith again spoke in favour, as before mentd.
Colr wishes es <​thinks it​> all important that a Survey of the Canal shd be made, & wishes some Person to state, whether the intent is, that Ships shd pass clear through the , &c whether the Sand Bar wd be detrimental, or wd any Toll be payable by Ships.
Colr Joseph Smith moved for a Committee of the whole, & was accordingly called to the Chair.
The then took the Floor, & spoke in length in <​favour of report.—​>
, spoke to some effect.—
The gave further explination—
considered it a benefit, & that Mill priviledges were much wanted.—
recommends a Survey.—
Ad
Committee rose & reported, & recommended the passage of the resolution.—
Report of Committee Accepted.—
Report of Committee respecting <​the vacation of​> the Town Platts, and <​Town​> City of
Moved & Seconded that report be laid on the Table.—
Colr Joseph Smith spoke in support of the Report.—
spoke at length, & wd vote for the reslns if he thought it could be properly vacated.—
spoke to same effect.— [p. 3]
Sworn
The Committee upon the Canal made their Report, which was read, &— Col Joseph Smith moved that it be accepted.— spoke on the impracticability, so far as regards Expence, & Taxation.
Colr Joseph Smith spoke in favour of adopting the Report of the Committee—
stated that the People have the right to Consent to Taxn, but representatives not to put it on, of themselves.
Colr Joseph Smith again spoke in favour, as before mentd.
Colr thinks it all important that a Survey of the Canal shd be made, & wishes some Person to state, whether the intent is, that Ships shd pass clear through the , whether the Sand Bar wd be detrimental, or wd any Toll be payable by Ships.
Colr Joseph Smith moved for a Committee of the whole, & was accordingly called to the Chair.
The then took the Floor, & spoke in length in favour of report.—
, spoke to some effect.—
The gave further explination—
considered it a benefit, & that Mill priviledges were much wanted.—
recommends a Survey.—
Committee rose & reported, & recommended the passage of the resolution.—
Report of Committee Accepted.—
Report of Committee respecting the vacation of the Town Platts, and Town of
Moved & Seconded that report be laid on the Table.—
Colr Joseph Smith spoke in support of the Report.—
spoke at length, & wd vote for the reslns if he thought it could be properly vacated.—
spoke to same effect.— [p. 3]
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