signed Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.)
1827 · [Herkimer, N.Y.
by (Erie Canal)
[Herkimer, N.Y., 1827. Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.). Perforation throgh caption title, with loss of several letters; lowr edge ragged. Printed broadside, signed by several of the petitioners. Folio (33.5 x 19.5 cm.). Rare Petition to Expand the Erie Canal. Concerning a petition from residents of Herkimer and Montgomery Counties requesting "that a law may be passed requiring the immediate survey and location of a branch of the Erie Canal, along the north side of the Mohawk River.""Presumably printed at Herkimer, N.Y. American Antiquarian Society copy 1 dated in ms.: Feb. 8th, 1827" (OCLC).As the Erie Canal had only just opened (in Oct. 1826), this surely must represent one of the earliest petitions for its expansion -- assuming the date from AAS is correct. OCLC: 81855365 (2 copies) (Inventory #: 250232)